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Taxon: Platycerium bifurcatum (Cav.) C. Chr. subsp. bifurcatum var. bifurcatum

Genus: Platycerium
Family: Polypodiaceae
Nomen number: 410443
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Mar-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • common staghorn fern  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • elkhorn fern  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • corne d'élan  (Source: pers. comm.) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental (as Platycerium bifurcatum) ornamental (as Platycerium bifurcatum)

Distributional Range:


    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland (e.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. Note: re. French common names
  2. Hennipman, E. & M. C. Roos. 1982. A monograph of the fern genus Platycerium (Polypodiaceae). Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2 80:90-91.
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Platycerium bifurcatum
  4. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora. Note: = Platycerium bifurcatum

Check other web resources for Platycerium bifurcatum (Cav.) C. Chr. subsp. bifurcatum var. bifurcatum :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=410443. Accessed 7 August 2020.