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Platycerium bifurcatum (Cav.) C. Chr.
Common staghorn fern

Platycerium bifurcatum
Copyright by: Michelle M. Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida
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Family: Polypodiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Australia and Polynesia; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Platycerium bifurcatum available from :

Platycerium bifurcatum has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Platycerium bifurcatum has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized


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Platycerium bifurcatum
Copyright by: Michelle M. Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida
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Platycerium bifurcatum
Copyright by: Michelle M. Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida
Platycerium bifurcatum
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Platycerium bifurcatum
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr