Native Plants

Ceratopteris thalictroides

Paku Roman
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2019
LC
Least Concern
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia ver 3.1, 2021
LC
Least Concern
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2013
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 37114
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Ceratopteris thalictroides has several English names such as water sprite, pond fern and oriental water. Locally, it is known as paku ruan and paku roman with the preferred name, sayur kodok. Throughout Peninsular Malaysia, C. thalictroides can be found in the lowlands from rice fields, ditches to shallow water in full sun (Parris et al., 2013).

In Peninsular Malaysia, Ceratopteris thalictroides is used as a poultice for skin ailments and specifically in Kedah, its fronds are eaten as a vegetable. Prior to advancements in the agricultural sector, C. thalictroides was a common weed of rice-fields (Parris et al., 2013).

This fern is an extremely popular ornamental aquaria plant whereby it can be planted onto a substrate or left floating freely in the aquarium tank (Parris et al., 2013).

 

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Aquatic   —   Living in aquatic environments (saltwater or freshwater)

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Peat Swamp Forest
Unknown Unknown
2
Vegetation → Riparian Vegetation
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
Peninsular Malaysia
3.1
2019 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2013 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 2
  • Kelantan 1
  • Pahang 2
  • Perak 1
  • Selangor 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

References

Book
  1. Action Plan for Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Malaysia, 2007. Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department , Malaysia. pp. 1-53.
  2. Go, R. (2013). Paya Indah Wetlands : The Array of Plant Life. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Malaysia. pp. 100.
  3. Noraini, T., Ruzi, A.R., Jaman, R. & Latiff, A. (2008). Ferns and Fern-allies: Taman Paku Pakis UKM, Volume 1. Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 63.
  4. Parris, B.S., Kiew, R., Chung, R.C.K. & Saw, L.G. (2013). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series I:Ferns and Lycophytes, Volume 2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 1-243.
  5. Yong, W.S.Y., Chua, L.S.L., Lau, K.H., Siti-Nur Fatinah, K., Cheah, Y.H., Yao, T.L., Rafidah, A.R., Lim, C.L., Syahida-Emiza, S., Ummul Nazrah, A.R., Nor-Ezzawanis, A.T., Chew, M.Y., Siti Munirah, M.Y., Julius, A., Phoon, S.N., Sam, Y.Y., Nadiah, I., Ong, P.T., Sarah Nabila, R., Suhaida, M., Muhammad-Alif Azyraf, A., Siti Eryani, S., Yap, J.W., Jutta, M., Azeman, S., Salleh, N., Kiew, R. & Chung, R.C.K. (2021). Malaysia Red List: Plants of Peninsular Malaysia, Volume 1, Issue/No. 2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 753.
  6. Wong, K.M. (2001). Medicinal Plants, Rain Forests and Us. pp. 38.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Ceratopteris thalictroides. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/37114. [Retrieved 17 May 2022].

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