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What are Ferns?
  • Ferns are any one of a group of about 20,000 species of plants classified in the phylum or division Pteridophyta, also known as Filicophyta.
  • Ferns are vascular plants differing from the more primitive lycophytes by having true leaves.
  • Lacking in flowers and seeds, they reproduce by spores.
  • Fern species live in a wide variety of habitats, from remote mountain elevations, to dry desert rock faces, to bodies of water or in open fields.

A section of a fern species, Gleichenia truncata.
Platycerium
Platycerium bifurcatum (Indonesia)
This species is also widly propagated and sold in many nurseries around the world, this may just be the most commonly propagated species.
Platycerium coronarium (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore)
This is a common fern found in South East Asia. It produces amazing fronds when matures. It can also reach an enormous size. The fronds can grow long or short depending on the light level it receives.
 
Platycerium grande (Philippines)
This impressive species is from Philippines. It produces magnificent huge upper and lower fronds. It grows well in warm and humid places where they receive bright light.
Platycerium hilii (Australia, Papua New Guinea )
This species is also widly propagated and sold in many nurseries around the world, this may just be the most commonly propagated species.
Platycerium ridleyii (Malaysia)
This species produces beautiful lower fronds tha grows upwards. They are also a natural ant's nest in the wild, protecting ants from heavy rain.
Platycerium wandae (Indonesia)
This is yet another rare species from Indonesia. It can grow into a giant cabbage looking fern. People usually grow it under a tree and let it wrap around it.
Platycerium wallichii (Thailand)
This is an interesting species that are accustomed to seasonal drought from October to May. It can and should be left completely without water for about 4 - 6 months and well fed and hydrated from the rest of the year.
Platycerium willinkii (Indonesia)
This specie is commonly found in Indonesia, Java & Papua New Guinea. It is easy and can grow to enormous mass. It throws out young easily and can be propagated into many plants.
Non-Asian Platycerium
Platycerium elephantotis (Non-Asian, Tropical)
This species is not native to Asia but it has been cultivated in Asia successfully. It is rarely available and highly priced for its beautiful fronds.
Other Fern Species
Asplenium nidus "Osaka" (Malaysia)
Asplenium nidus "Feather" (Malaysia)
Antrophyum callifolium (Malaysia)
They are found growing on rocks and tree trunks of shady lowland to moderate altitude forest. Mature fronds are leathery and has a metalic bluish surface.
Belvisia callifolia
Ctenopteris tenuisecta
Cheiropleuria bicuspis
Drynaria rigidula
Diplazium tomentosum
Dipteris conjugata (Malaysia)
A magnificent fern species that occurs in lowland to montane forest. They are more commonly found on exposed slopes than in shady forest but those growing in the shade can reach 7-10 feet tall.
Gleichenia truncata (Malaysia)
Hymenophyllum sp (Malaysia)
Matonia pectinata (Malaysia)
An unusual looking species that occurs in exposed places of montane forest. It produces large frond consisting many leafy branches that spreads open and dangle in a circular orientation.
Oleandra pistillaris
Phymatopteris triloba
Pleuromanes pallidium
Pyrrosia longifolia cv.crestata
Pyrrosia piloselloides
Lindsaea oblanceolata
Lecanopteris sinuosa
Trichomanes meifolium
Unidentified Fern Species
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Fern sp
Fern sp
Fern sp
Fern sp
Fern sp
Fern sp
Fern sp
Fern sp 'Blue Fern'
Fern sp (Malaysia)
Fern sp

 

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