Diplazium esculentum, the vegetable fern, is an edible fern found throughout Asia and Oceania. It is probably the most commonly consumed fern. It is known as pucuk paku and paku tanjung in Malaysia, pakô in the Philippines, dhekia in Assam "Dhenkir Shaak in Bengali " , paloi saag in sylheti and linguda in northern India, referring to the curled fronds. In Thailand it is known as phak khut. They may have mild amounts of fern toxins but no major toxic effects are recorded.