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Polystichum richardii. Pikopiko. Shield fern.

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Aspidium richardi

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Young shoots (called pikipiko) eaten (e.g. referred to in Te Rangi Hiroa 1949).

Young curved shoots of fern (Williams 1971). Refers commonly to Polystichum richardii but also used in a generic sense for young shoots of fern used for food.

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28 May 2007
21 July 2020
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