Platycerium bifurcatum

Species: Platycerium bifurcatum

English Name: Stag’s Horn Fern

Chinese Name: 二歧鹿角蕨

Family: Platyceriaceae

It is a bracket epiphyte occurring in and near rainforests. Growing to 90 cm (35 in) tall by 80 cm (31 in) broad, it has heart-shaped sterile fronds 12–45 cm (5–18 in) long.

Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for gardens.

© 2013 Dick Pountain

© 2013 Dick Pountain

© 2007 Patrick Johanneson

© 2007 Patrick Johanneson







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–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author