Platycerium veitchii (Underw.) C.Chr.

Elkhorn Fern

Sterile nest fronds roundish but with the upper margin cut into lobes. Fertile fronds to 50 cm long, the ultimate segments to 2 cm wide, undersurface white with scurfy star-shaped hairs. Sori over lower surface of terminal branches.

Needs shelter and warmth.


Nest fronds deeply cut; fertile fronds silvery white; sori spread over lower surface of terminal branches.

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