Funny Looking Plant From Cameron Highlands

On our recent trip to Cameron Highlands, we chanced upon a cute and funny-looking plant at an Orang Asli stall.  When I asked the lady manning the store what is it called, she said it is known as Ayam Emas (Golden Chicken).   It has a fur-like surface and looks like it is growing from a stub of wood.  The colour of the fur is gold and resembles that of a monkey.  We were so tickled (pun intended) that we bought one.  I think it feels more like the fur of our dog, Buffy.

When I googled for more information, I discovered that this plant is actually a type of fern known as Cibotium.   The orang asli belive that the hair can be used to staunch bleeding wounds and leave no scars behind.

http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my/Subscribe36.html

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My funny Ayam Emas plant at home

IMG_20180102_113933-01The leaves growing out of the Ayam Emas plant.  The orang asli showed me this pot after I asked her how the plant looks like when planted.

 

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