Staghorns and Elkhorns

tropicbreezentAugust 15, 2012

Thought I'd share these photos. I'm holidaying at the moment and yesterday I took a walk to some friends place who live here. A nice sunny day but cool breeze made it a good day for walking. Although through the "suburbs", the gardens and scenery were quite nice. I took photos along the way and these are some of the Platyceriums I saw. Although they're native to the area, most of these would have spread from gardens into the streetside trees and other garden trees. Not that anyone would mind. The suburban sprawl most probably cleaned out the original ones in the forests.

This is the Elkhorn, Platycerium bifurcatum. It's actually a 'colony' of many plants. The rhizomes branch out within the cluster and produce more plants.

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Elkhorn, Platycerium bifurcatum

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:47PM
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Elkhorn, Platycerium bifurcatum, with Cyathea cooperi nearby.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:48PM
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Elkhorn, Platycerium bifurcatum

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:49PM
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Staghorn, Platycerium superbum, is always a single plant. The rhizome doesn't branch to produce new plants. Propagation is by spores only.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:50PM
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Staghorn, Platycerium superbum, young plants starting out from where the wind had blown the spore.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:51PM
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Staghorn, Platycerium superbum

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:52PM
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Staghorn, Platycerium superbum

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Staghorn, Platycerium superbum

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:54PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
These are planted all over florida but have yet to see one start up on it's own . i know the spores are viable as they propagate the by the thousands must be some missing factor. Anyway great pix!!! gary

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 5:41AM
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Doglips(8b/9a)

beautiful.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 1:30AM
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