Māori Plant Use

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Plant Use Details 


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Trichomanes reniforme. Kopakopa. Kidney fern.
FAMILY: Hymenophyllaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Trichomanes reniforme
PREVIOUS NAMES: Cardiomanes reniforme
MĀORI NAME: kopakopa (Williams 1971), raurenga (Best 1942): kōnehu (?? Beever 1991).
COMMON NAME: kidney fern
MEDICINAL: Leaves used to heal ulcers (Kerry-Nicholls 1886).
However, as Brooker, Cambie and Cooper 1987 point out, it is possible that he misidentified the plant, since kopakopa is a Māori name for Plantago species, which has similar uses.
SCENT: Leaves used to scent oil (Best 1942)
LINK WORDS: fern
RECORD NUMBER: 1219