staghorn fern


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staghorn fern

n.
Any of several tropical epiphytic ferns of the genus Platycerium, having large forked fronds that resemble antlers.

staghorn fern

(ˈstæɡˌhɔːn)
n
(Plants) any of various tropical and subtropical ferns of the genus Platycerium with fronds resembling antlers
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Noun1.staghorn fern - any of various tropical ferns of the genus Platycerium having large flat lobed fronds often resembling the antlers of a stag
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Platycerium, Platycerium - often epiphytic tropical Old World ferns
Platycerium andinum, South American staghorn - fern of Peru and Bolivia
common staghorn fern, elkhorn fern, Platycerium alcicorne, Platycerium bifurcatum - commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia and Polynesia
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Range :The most popular ferns for use as houseplants are the staghorn fern (Platycerium), bird's nest fern (Asplenium), deersfoot fern (Davallia), blue star fern (Phlebodium), maidenhair fern (Adiantum), holly fern (Cyrtomium), brake fern and ribbon fern (Pteris), and cliffbrake fern (Pellaea).
WHAT TO CHOOSE Look for plants that can cope with the slightly cooler temperatures and potentially lower light levels, and try to seek out the varieties that are proven toxin filters, such as heart-leaf philodendron, the peace lily, staghorn fern, devil's ivy or any of the ones below.
Tan attached the big staghorn fern to theak in 1986.
In Spatial Extension, the Oneness and the Suchness, 2009, a box of tinted glass planes is supported by a minimal two-legged steel stand; a ceramic vase holding staghorn fern leaves is mounted inside the box, perpendicular to the ground, suggesting one of Donald Judd's or Larry Bell's refined geometric objects crossed with an ikebana arrangement.
Staghorn fern, squirrel's foot, rabbit's foot, Maidenhair, button, and a dozen others can serve only as an introduction to your future collection.
While there are dozens of Tillandsia selections to choose from, some popular ones include Spanish moss, staghorn fern, and various tropical orchids.
But the tip of a staghorn fern frond (2) pushes upward in a tight coil.
It looks as if it has been in the tropical house for years but Wilkes only planted the staghorn fern there last week using wire to attach it to the tree.
Hamiguitan include the slipper orchid, nepenthes, staghorn fern, rhododendrons and Philippine hardwoods, such as yakal and tangile.
To fill in, Jack moved some houseplants outdoors, such as a staghorn fern that he mounted to a palm beside the pool (page 74).
That's a staghorn fern growing at far left; a trumpet vine edges the house eaves.