Platycerium ellisii

The shields of Platycerium ellisii are thin and have a wax shine to them. Most of the time the shields are brown and create a round clasping shape around the bud and roots. I was told by a friend in Madagascar that this species was hard to find and after a long hunt was found growing in Mangrove forests. When well grown it produces lots of pups and makes a nice specimine.