Home

Plants

Tree of Life

ID
  
 
Healthy Home Gardening
 
Common Staghorn Fern
Polypodiaceae
Platycerium bifurcatum


heidbenati
heidbenati
Type Categories Useful Parts

Vine

Polypodiaceae Family

Platycerium Genus

Location

Brazil


Compare Species
?

Polypodiaceae
Polypodiales
Main Fern Order
Polypodiopsida
Main Fern Class
Pteridophyta
Pteridophyta
Fern Division
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Polypodiaceae is a family of polypod ferns, which includes more than 60 genera divided into several tribes and containing around 1,000 species. Nearly all are epiphytes, but some are terrestrial. Drynariaceae, Grammitidaceae, Gymnogrammitidaceae, Loxogrammaceae, Platyceriaceae and Pleurisoriopsidaceae are nowadays usually included in the Polypodiaceae.

Their stems range from erect to long-creeping. The fronds are entire, pinnatifid, or variously forked or pinnate. The petioles lack stipules. The scaly rhizomes are generally creeping in nature.

Polypodiaceae species are found in wet climates, most commonly in rain forests. Notable examples include:

* Pleopeltis polypodioides (Resurrection fern)
* Phlebodium aureum (Golden serpent fern)




Unknown Plant
Unknown Plant - October 25, 2009



Unknown Plant
Unknown Plant - October 25, 2009

Comment: Common Staghorn Fern, Platycerium bifurcatum

Page Posts: 1

gardengeek
gardengeek
October 26, 2009
I've never seen a fern like this before, How interesting.

Look for Common Staghorn Fern on:
Google: Common Staghorn Fern Wikipedia: Common Staghorn Fern YouTube: Common Staghorn Fern
Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Learn how to create a custom
Tree of Life





© Copyright 2006 - 2019 HealthyHomeGardening.com.
All Rights Reserved.
Web Design by Artatom