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Cyrtomium fortunei - J.Sm.
                 
Common Name Asian netvein hollyfern
Family Dryopteridaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although we have found no reports of toxicity for this species, a number of ferns contain carcinogens so some caution is advisable[200]. Many ferns also contain thiaminase, an enzyme that robs the body of its vitamin B complex. In small quantities this enzyme will do no harm to people eating an adequate diet that is rich in vitamin B, though large quantities can cause severe health problems. The enzyme is destroyed by heat or thorough drying, so cooking the plant will remove the thiaminase[172].
Habitats Thickets in hills and low mountains all over Japan[58]. In China it is found on the sides of ditches and roadways as well as in rocky crevices where it is damp and shady[147].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Cyrtomium fortunei Asian netvein hollyfern


Cyrtomium fortunei Asian netvein hollyfern
   
Physical Characteristics
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Cyrtomium fortunei is an evergreen Fern growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
C. falcatum fortunei.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Analgesic;  Anthelmintic;  Antibacterial;  Anticoagulant;  Antiviral;  Depurative;  Febrifuge;  Haemostatic.


The rhizome is analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antiviral, depurative, febrifuge and haemostatic[147, 176, 218]. A decoction is used in the treatment of hookworm, tapeworm, ascariasis, filiariasis, acute infectious hepatitis and various bleeding ailments[147]. The decoction is also used as a preventative for influenza and measles[147].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a moderately loose soil, do not firm the soil any more than is necessary[1]. Tolerates a little direct sun but it grows better in the shade[200]. Grows well in a woodland garden[166]. Prefers a pH between 6 and 7 but this is not critical[200]. Dislikes too much winter moisture[1]. A very ornamental and hardy plant[1], tolerating temperatures down to about -30°c[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
Propagation
Spores - best sown as soon as ripe on the surface of a humus-rich sterilized soil. Keep the compost moist, preferably by putting a plastic bag over the pot. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c[164]. Pot on small clumps of plantlets as soon as they are large enough to handle and keep humid until they are well established. Do not plant outside until the ferns are at least 2 years old and then only in a very well sheltered position. Division in spring or summer[188].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cyrtomium falcatumHolly Fern, Japanese netvein hollyfern, Japanese Holly01
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