A group of ferns also known as ant ferns.
A lowland species native to the Malaysian Peninsular always found growing associated within mass roots of Platycerium ferns. It is only one of a few species that has flattened rhizome with red-brown dots scattered on. Its 4-5" sturdy fronds rise from growing tips.
Native to Malaysia and New Guinea.
The rhizomes are covered by a wax skin,
Very interesting and rare in collections. They form hollow rhizomes with glands emitting sugars thus working symbiotically with the ants whose waste provides nutrition to the fern.
Found in the lowlands of northern Sulawesi; Indonesia and on the Philippines, growing on the stems of old trees, but grows fine in a well drained pot with plenty of water and 50% full sun. The rhizomes will grow 2 inches, forming clusters reaching 12 inches or more. The leaves reach about 12 inches in height.
Found on the Philippine island: Luzon, growing as an epiphyte with quite some water and sun. The caudex (-complex) can grow to 12 inches in diameter, the entire plant from 4 to 15 inches in height. The spores are yellow-brownish.
It is found in Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It grows in the trees with some water and some sun. The massive rhizomes will grow up to 12 inches in diameter, and the leaves will grow up to 24 inches.
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