genus Platycerium


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Noun1.genus Platycerium - often epiphytic tropical Old World fernsgenus Platycerium - often epiphytic tropical Old World ferns
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
family Polypodiaceae, Polypodiaceae - ferns: a large family that in some classification systems has been subdivided into several families (including Aspleniaceae and Blechnaceae and Davalliaceae and Dennstaedtiaceae and Dryopteridaceae and Oleandraceae and Pteridaceae)
staghorn fern - any of various tropical ferns of the genus Platycerium having large flat lobed fronds often resembling the antlers of a stag
common staghorn fern, elkhorn fern, Platycerium alcicorne, Platycerium bifurcatum - commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia and Polynesia
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Indigenous to warm, humid regions near the equator, such as the Indonesian Islands, the Philippines, certain regions of coastal Africa and the island of Madagascar, these non-flowering perennials of the Polypodiaceae family belong to the genus Platycerium (from the Greek word meaning "broad horn").