Platycerium Desv. >

Large bracket-epiphytes with short thick rhizomes. Sori confluent, forming large patches 5–50 cm diam. on specialised areas of the fertile fronds. Fronds clothed with stellate hairs, markedly dimorphic; the outer scale-leaves sterile, horizontally spreading, orbicular-cordate or orbicular-reniform, eventually brown and papery; inner fronds fertile, erect or drooping, forked repeatedly, ± coriaceous Platycerium