Marsilea crenata

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Marsilea crenata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Salviniales
Family: Marsileaceae
Genus: Marsilea
M. crenata
Binomial name
Marsilea crenata

Marsilea crenata is a species of fern found in Southeast Asia. It is an aquatic plant looking like a four leaf clover. Leaves floating in deep water or erect in shallow water or on land. Leaflets glaucous, sporocarp ellipsoid, on stalks attached to base of petioles.


The leaves of Marsilea crenata are part of the East Javanese cuisine of Indonesia, especially in the city of Surabaya where they are served with sweet potato and Pecel spicy peanut sauce.[1]

These leaves are also part of the Isan cuisine of Thailand, where they are known as Phak waen and eaten raw with Nam phrik chilli dip.[2]

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  1. ^ Semanggi Suroboyo
  2. ^ Lyndon Wester, Knowledge of Traditional Foodplants in Northeastern Thailand, Dept of Geography University of Hawaii

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