Friday, November 03, 2006

Ridley's Staghorn Fern?

Something caught my eye this morning. The ferns looked different. I could not recall seeing ferns like these before. Referring to my book on "Ferns of the Tropics" by Dr Wee Yeow Chin, I saw a picture that was close to what I have here and the name says "Platycerium ridleyi". The fern is found only on lowland forest trees, often by the river. These ferns were attached to quite a few trees in Kent Ridge Park near the entrance as well as by the side of the treetop walk. I hope they thrive in this environment and always look beautiful like they do in the photos.

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