It's a fairly small plant, it rarely reaches heights greater than four inches.
The fronds are oval-shaped, are divided into segments that are attached to the base through a corner. The frond is also connected to the rest of the plant on the other corner, but in this case is longer and darker at the base.
The sporangia are grouped in sori that are distributed in a linear fashion and are covered by a membrane that is attached to the frond by one end.
It goes around the country. Usually grows in limestone soils and walls or any altitude, either on plains or in mountains of 2000 meters.
Being a fern is not correct to speak of flowering season, as it lacks flowers. They reproduce through spores found in the sporangia. These are held throughout the year. The characteristic of this family is that all the sporangia are grouped in so-called sori. They are found on the underside of the fronds. They are also well protected by a membrane, and when development occurs in the sporangia have to tear the membranes that surround them for the spores loosely.
It uses whole plants can be collected throughout the year.
It is a plant used in medicine is not optional, so that its composition has not been studied in the laboratory.
For many years has been used in folk medicine, it is considered good remedy for cough, difficulty in breathing or any other respiratory problems.
Formerly also used to produce urine and cure spleen and kidney problems, always way home.
Currently not used much, as is replaced by other plants of the same properties and better effects, so we can say that is a plant that has practically fallen into disuse.
cooking. It gets a pint of water to boil and add 30 grams of the plant left to cook for 20 minutes. Then sieved to remove debris from the plant and allow to cool. If the taste is not very nice you can add sugar or honey to sweeten. It takes a cup after meals to relieve cough and breathing problems.
HABITAT: Calcareous rocks
FLOWERING: Mature sporangia almost all year
PART USED: Whole plant
CASTILIAN: Culantrillo blanco
CATALAN: Ruda de paret
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