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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2615)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (43)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (35)

      Order: Polypodiales (31)

        Family: Polypodiaceae (7)

          Genus: Platycerium (2)

            Epithet: elephantotis Schweinf. (1)

Synonyms: Alcicornium angolense Underw., Platycerium velutinum C.Chr.

angolense => from Angola

elephantotis => elephant-eared (large pendulous leaves)

velutinum => velvet-like, covered closely with short, soft hairs

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

External links

Check for Platycerium elephantotis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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