Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn

Family : HYPOLEPIDACEAE

Genus : Pteridium

    Catalan common name : Falguera.

    Spanish common name : Helecho común.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Cosmopolitan and subcosmopolitan

    Flowering time : June. July. August. September.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Humid soils.

    Uses and properties : Medicinal.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : The Bracken fern can reach up to two metres in height, probably it is the autochthonous plant with the largest leaves, can cover large areas due to its rhizomes which allow the plant to extend itself. Lives in cool places, including abandoned fields and rocky areas in the mountains.

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