Tree fern – Various genera

Tree fern – Various genera

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Description:

Tree ferns are tall trees with long, slender trunks that often have a very rough, barklike covering. Large, lacy leaves uncoil from the top of the trunk.

Habitat and Distribution:

Tree ferns are found in wet, tropical forests.

Edible Parts:

The young leaves and the soft inner portion of the trunk are edible. Boil the young leaves and eat as greens. Eat the inner portion of the trunk raw or bake it.