14. CIBOTIUM.—PENGHAWAR. PAKU-KIDANG. The chaffy hairs collected from the base of the fronds and stems of many varieties of ferns especially of the genus Cibotium, growing in Sumatra and Java. Long, silky, yellowish or brownish, curling filaments (under the microscope flat and jointed), used to stop the flow of blood from capillaries by mechanical absorption of the serum.
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.