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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The genus Platycerium consists of about 18 species, commonly found in tropical and subtropical forests.
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").