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Growing Platycerium ridleyi from spores
Growing Platycerium ridleyi from spores
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The Fern Factory Board -Mounting Platycerium bifurcatum
The Fern Factory Board -Mounting Platycerium bifurcatum
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Platycerium Superbum
Platycerium Superbum
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Australian Giant Staghorn Fern (Platycerium superbum)
Australian Giant Staghorn Fern (Platycerium superbum)
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El jardinero en casa - Platycerium
El jardinero en casa - Platycerium
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How make and  mount a board for platycerium staghorn ferns.
How make and mount a board for platycerium staghorn ferns.
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How to sow Platycerium fern spores.
How to sow Platycerium fern spores.
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Platycerium collector
Platycerium collector
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Platycerium Stemmaria
Platycerium Stemmaria
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Grow a Staghorn Fern on your Veranda, House or Tree in Australia
Grow a Staghorn Fern on your Veranda, House or Tree in Australia
DATE: 2015/02/16::
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How to collect Platycerium spores.
How to collect Platycerium spores.
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The Fern Factory Moss Board Mounting-Platycerium superbum
The Fern Factory Moss Board Mounting-Platycerium superbum
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Platycerium
Platycerium
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Platycerium holttumii何其美鹿角蕨 (2)
Platycerium holttumii何其美鹿角蕨 (2)
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Platycerium ridleyi wide forms @ Nukul Garden
Platycerium ridleyi wide forms @ Nukul Garden
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Platycerium holtumii - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
Platycerium holtumii - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
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Platycerium veitchii - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
Platycerium veitchii - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
DATE: 2015/03/06::
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Tanaman Gantung Benalu Tanduk Rusa Platycerium sp
Tanaman Gantung Benalu Tanduk Rusa Platycerium sp
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Platycerium superbum
Platycerium superbum
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How to mount Platycerium sporeling with wood.
How to mount Platycerium sporeling with wood.
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Pucacaca y el Platycerium andinum
Pucacaca y el Platycerium andinum
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Platycerium superbum - Stag Horn Fern HD 01
Platycerium superbum - Stag Horn Fern HD 01
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Platycerium coronarium - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
Platycerium coronarium - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
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Platycerium grande
Platycerium grande
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Platycerium holttumii何其美鹿角蕨(1)
Platycerium holttumii何其美鹿角蕨(1)
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ДОМАШНИЕ ЦВЕТЫ: ПЛАТИЦЕРИУМ. Platycerium flower
ДОМАШНИЕ ЦВЕТЫ: ПЛАТИЦЕРИУМ. Platycerium flower
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lezioni di giardinaggio-lez 26-platycerium biforcatum o corna di cervo.mpg
lezioni di giardinaggio-lez 26-platycerium biforcatum o corna di cervo.mpg
DATE: 2010/01/24::
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象耳鹿角蕨Platycerium elephantotis
象耳鹿角蕨Platycerium elephantotis
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Platycerium andinum安地斯鹿角蕨
Platycerium andinum安地斯鹿角蕨
DATE: 2009/05/18::
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象耳鹿角蕨Platycerium elephantotis(2)
象耳鹿角蕨Platycerium elephantotis(2)
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Platycerium willinckii爪哇鹿角蕨
Platycerium willinckii爪哇鹿角蕨
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Platycerium Elemaria (Elephantotis x Stemaria) Pup Growth over year
Platycerium Elemaria (Elephantotis x Stemaria) Pup Growth over year
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Platycerium grande - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
Platycerium grande - Staghorn fern - Elkhorn
DATE: 2015/03/05::
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Platycerium Alcicoine Madagascar
Platycerium Alcicoine Madagascar
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Platycerium stag horn fern ? Unknown.
Platycerium stag horn fern ? Unknown.
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Cây Ổ Phụng - Platycerium Coronarium
Cây Ổ Phụng - Platycerium Coronarium
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Platycerium Mt Lewis
Platycerium Mt Lewis
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P. blue boy . Platycerium fern
P. blue boy . Platycerium fern
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Platycerium bifurcatum or stag horn fern
Platycerium bifurcatum or stag horn fern
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Platycerium Stag Horn Slow Blow Lord Wolseley Pub Sydney Australia
Platycerium Stag Horn Slow Blow Lord Wolseley Pub Sydney Australia
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Platycerium - garden plants
Platycerium - garden plants
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Platycerium Geweihfarn Hirschgeweihfarn Epiphyten
Platycerium Geweihfarn Hirschgeweihfarn Epiphyten
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Platycerium andinum
Platycerium andinum
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Platycerium elephantotis
Platycerium elephantotis
DATE: 2015/04/07::
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Platycerium Wallichi
Platycerium Wallichi
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Platycerium veitchii ‘Lemoinei’
Platycerium veitchii ‘Lemoinei’
DATE: 2015/04/07::
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Platycerium bifurcatum - Staghorn Ferns - elkhorn ferns HD 02
Platycerium bifurcatum - Staghorn Ferns - elkhorn ferns HD 02
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Geweihfarn Platycerium in Sekundärwald bei Wau, Papua-Neuguinea, elkhorn ferns
Geweihfarn Platycerium in Sekundärwald bei Wau, Papua-Neuguinea, elkhorn ferns
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Platycerium 4
Platycerium 4
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Platycerium superbum - Staghorn  Horn Ferns - elkhorn ferns HD 01
Platycerium superbum - Staghorn Horn Ferns - elkhorn ferns HD 01
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Platycerium is a genus of about 18 fern species in the polypod family, Polypodiaceae. Ferns in this genus are widely known as staghorn or elkhorn ferns due to their uniquely shaped fronds. This genus is epiphytic and is native to tropical and temperate areas of South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Guinea.[1]

Description[edit]

Platycerium sporophytes (adult plants) have tufted roots growing from a short rhizome that bears two types of fronds, basal and fertile fronds. Basal fronds are sterile, shield or kidney shaped and laminate against the tree and protect the fern's roots from damage and desiccation. In some Platycerium species the top margin of these fronds forms an open crown of lobes and thereby catches falling forest litter and water.

Fertile fronds bear spores on their undersurface, are dichotomous or antler shaped and jut out or hang from the rhizome. The spores are born in sporangia clustered in large sori that are usually positioned on the lobes or at the sinus between frond lobes.

Some species of Platycerium are solitary having only one rhizome. Other species form colonies when their rhizomes branch or when new rhizomes are formed from root tips. If the conditions are right the spores will germinate naturally on surrounding trees. Platycerium gametophytes are a small heart-shaped thallus.

Platycerium have diverged into four natural groups. Several Platycerium are strongly adapted to xeric conditions and the drought tolerating mechanism Crassulacean Acid Metabolism has been reported for P. veitchii.[2]

Platycerium superbum

Cultivation[edit]

The species Platycerium bifurcatum and Platycerium superbum are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants. These oddly shaped ferns grow on trees and rocks and can be found in gardens, especially tropical gardens.

Staghorns can be propagated by spores produced on the underside of the fertile fronds. Colonial Platycerium can also be vegetatively propagated by carefully dividing large healthy ones into smaller, separate plants. These new plants can then be attached to board mounts or be strapped to trees until they take to the tree themselves.

A mature staghorn can grow more than 1 metre (3.3 ft) wide.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hennipman, E. (1982). A monograph of the fern genus Platycerium (Polypodiaceae). Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde. Tweede reeks. Amsterdam ; New York: North-Holland. ISBN 0444855696. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Hans-Peter Kreier And Harald (2006-02). "Phylogeny and biogeography of the staghorn fern genus Platycerium (Polypodiaceae, Polypodiidae)". American journal of botany 93 (2): 217–225. doi:10.3732/ajb.93.2.217. ISSN 0002-9122. PMID 21646182.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Holtum, Joseph A.M.; Klaus Winter (1999-01-01). "Degrees of crassulacean acid metabolism in tropical epiphytic and lithophytic ferns". Functional Plant Biology 26 (8): 749–757. 
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