Plant Profile

Platycerium willinckii

“Platycerium bifurcatum subsp. willinckii”

(plat-ih-SEER-ee-um ) (wil-lin-key-eye)

Java Staghorn

Subfamily Platycerioideae

Genus Platycerium

“A highly variable subspecies that closely resembles its parent species. We have two different cultivars that respond well to different conditions. The one depicted in the main picture loves water responding with lots of pups and rapid growth. The fertile fronds are stiff and wide spread with curling tips. The basal fronds are upright with protruding fingers.” – Hideaway Palmetum

“The native range of this subspecies is Jawa to Sulawesi. It grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew

Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens