Goldfoot fern (Phlebodium aureum) is an ephiphytic fern, that provides cover for small animals. In Cuba and Latin America, the rhizome (root) is used to treat wounds and external sores. It is also used in medicinal baths for chronic illnesses.
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Epiphytes are plants that require support from another plant, but get everything else they need to survive from their environment. Unlike parasitic plants, they do not harm their hosts. Discover more about epiphytes through UF IFAS Gardening Solutions.