Plant Profile

Platycerium bifurcatum

(plat-ih-SEER-ee-um ) (bye-fur-KAY-tum)

Elkhorn Fern

Subfamily Platycerioideae

Genus Platycerium

“Pictured are small specimens shown for their characteristics. A very fast growing member of the genus that loves water and grows to enormous proportions.” – Hideaway Palmetum

“The native range of this species is Jawa to New Caledonia. It is an epiphyte. It is has environmental uses and as a medicine.” – Kew

Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., New Caledonia, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Queensland, Sulawesi

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens