Polypodiaceae Family:

Platycerium bifurcatum at 5″ tall x 17″ wide on 10-28-12, #126-21. I(n the parlor at the mansion for a photoshoot.

Polypodiaceae J.Presl & C.Presl

The plant family Polypodiaceae was named and described by Jan Svatopluk Presl and Carl Bořivoj Presl in Deliciae Pragenses, Historiam Naturalis Spectantes in 1822.

As of 12-12-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 68 accepted genera in this family of ferns. Several families have been dissolved and their genera moved to the Polypodiaceae.  

I really enjoy growing ferms and have cared for only a few. You can click on the names below the photos to go to their own pages. Hopefully, I can have a suitable place to grow more ferns in the future.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.

PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE
WIKIPEDIA

Microsorum punctatum ‘Grandiceps’ (Elkhorn Fern) at 10″ tall x 22″ wide on 10-28-12, #125-18. It was in the parlor of the mansion for a photoshoot.

I brought this Microsorum punctatum ‘Grandiceps’ (Elkhorn Fern) home from Lowe’s in 2011 when I lived in Leland, Mississippi. I gave it to a friend when I moved back to the family farm in Missouri in 2013. The genus name has changed several times…

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Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston Fern) on 9-3-09, #31-16.

These two Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston Fern) were brought home in 2009 when I lived in Mississippi. I kept them until I moved back to the family farm in Missouri in 2013. I kept them outside in the summer and they did fine. It was a different story when they were inside for the winter. They took A LOT of work! I was told that most people buy new ones every spring and throw them in the garbage in the fall… GEEZ!

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Platycerium bifurcatum (Staghorn Fern) on 10-24-11, #83-20.

I also brought this Platycerium bifurcatum (Staghorn Fern) home from Lowe’s in 2011 when I lived in Mississippi. I really enjoyed it and hated leaving it behind when I moved back to Missouri in 2013.

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Zealandia pustulata (Kangaroo Paw Fern) in the west sunroom at the mansion in Mississippi on 10-24-11, #83-11.

This Zealandia pustulata (Kangaroo Paw Fern) was brought home in 2009 and it was a great plant until I had to give it to a friend when I moved in 2013.

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