Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Goldfoot fern

Polypodium aureum L.

It is a species found in America between Argentina to the south and Mexico and the state of Florida in the US, toward the north. It is an epiphytic fern that grows attached to rocks. Its leaves are 30 to 100 cm. long by 15 to 20 cm. wide, and large rounded deep yellow sori. It grows quickly, is resistant to the sun, but prefers partially shaded areas. It needs to be watered frequently. Propagation occurs by the division of rhizomes or the planting of spores.

Applications:

It is an ornamental plant that is usually planted in baskets and maternal. It is very frequent in balconies, patios and gardens.

Polypodium aureum L.