Platycerium bifurcatum (Cav.) C.Chr.

Elkhorn Fern

Sterile nest fronds wavy or lobed. Fertile fronds to almost 1 m long, dividing 2-5 times into strap-like divisions to 3 cm wide, grey-green below. Sori in patches at the tips of the frond segments.

Can grow in cool areas.

Qld, NSW, Lord Howe I., New Guinea.

Nest fronds lobed; fertile fronds strap-like, narrow, grey-green below; sori at the frond tips.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Polypodiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Polypodiaceae
genus       Platycerium Desv.