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Blue gentian

Platycerium bifurcatum

Pencil, 14" x 19"


Platycerium is a genus of tropical ferns, also known as staghorn or elf ferns for their antler shaped fronds.  These ferns like to grow on trees or rocks, and can reach three feet in width as adults.  This particular plant was growing at the Denver Botanic Gardens.