Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fern, Platycerium superbum

This beautiful fern wrapped the tree like a ribbon.
 @ a garden in Davao City

Platycerium superbum, commonly known as the Stag Horn Fern, is a Platycerium species of fern.  It is native to Australia, in east central New South Wales north of Nabiac and in Queensland.  It is a bracket epiphyte occurring in and near rainforests.  Platycerium superbum is very widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.  

straight out of the camera

 
Linking to Mandarin Orange Monday


12 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is one amazing nature phenomenon. Wow...it's gorgeous.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous big fern!

The bugs are firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus. They are allover the world.

Zosia said...

Gorgeous and so impressive. So different from the plants we have in Europe.

Jessica Sporn said...

That is one gorgeous plant! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such kind words.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Great shots and so tropical and intricate ~ Nice to
'view' as MA has snow!

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on Blogger

Inside Cambodia said...

The play with colours is great! It does look like a nice "wrapper".

NatureFootstep said...

love both of them. But maybe the first one a little bit more. The fern looks interesting in it self.

e Joops said...

How quaint!

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lorik said...

I like the original photo very much - but I just LOVE what you did with it! Great processing! Thank you for sharing with Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Gemma Wiseman said...

An amazing, "ambidextrous" fern! Adore the colour tones in that first photo! As if light is glowing in the leaves!

Leovi said...

Delicious compositions with beautiful colors in both versions. Exquisite.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots of the beautiful plant. Have a fabulous week!

Liz (yacb)