Platycerium elephantotis Schweinf.
- Common Name: Cabbage Fern
- Family: Polypodiaceae Bercht. & J. Presl.
- Country of Origin: Tropical Africa
- Description: [syn. Platycerium anglolense]
A distinctive, epiphytic, non-clumping staghorn, readily recognized by its broad, undivided fertile fronds which have prominent, raised veins. As well, the shield fronds have entire, but very wavy margins and sweep upwards and outwards in a very distinctive manner. Plants are cold sensitive but grow readily in a heated greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C.
- USDA Zone: 12
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- Accession # 199900084
- Source: Matt Opel - spore sown 5/98
- Accession Date: 07-21-1999
- Bench: 3212 - Seed Room - Bottom Heat
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 02-04-2013
- Division: Ferns
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Order: Polypodiales
- Family: Polypodiaceae
- SubFamily: Platycerioideae
Encylopaedia of Ferns, D.L. Jones, 1987
data regenerated on Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:52:08 -0400