Angiopteris evecta.

Botanical name: 

Angiopteris evecta Hoffm. Filices.

A fern of India, the Asiatic and Polynesian Islands. The caudex, as also the thick part of the stipes, is of a mealy and mucilaginous nature and is eaten by the natives in times of scarcity.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.