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staghorn fern

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(also stag's-horn fern)

Definition of staghorn fern in English:

noun

A fern which has fronds that resemble antlers, occurring in tropical rainforests where it typically grows as an epiphyte.
  • Genus Platycerium, family Polypodiaceae
Example sentences
  • Still thinking big, French suggests the magnificent staghorn fern, Platycerium.
  • Spratlin also used vertical space to help create a convincing garden by mounting pots of staghorn ferns and donkey tails on the wall near the gate.
  • The giant staghorn fern has upright sterile leaflike structures of glossy, vivid green.

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