Those are two different kinds of fern growing on the tree. The one front and center looks like antlers. The tree itself...I haven't got a clue. Botany was never one of my stronger subjects. But what a terrific shot. I can almost smell it.
How cool, the way the homeowner has planted this tree with different ferns! I think the one in the front is a staghorn fern.
Oh, and the ferns on the branches could be (though I'm not sure they are) resurrection ferns, which look dry and dead during periods without rain, then appear to come back to life overnight when a few raindrops hit them.
I was going to say it looks like elkhorn or moosehorn something or other as a joke, then thought, hey, there is something called elkhorn...I think it might be elkhorn fern.
Weird. It looks like a Staghorn Fern (Platycerium). Almost like an airplant as they will grow on almost any bark. MB
Oh that's simply marvellous!
I have no idea, but I love the one in the middle of the trunk — it looks like it belongs underwater!
Well, I see a fern, but the other is new to me, but way cool lookin'!That tree is pretty cool lookin, too!
Platycerium. I had a slightly smaller but beautiful, ah!:-)Thanks for the wonderful pictures!
The think the people got the two ferns right but the tree seems like something I have never seen around here. It must be more of a tropical tree.
@ Abe - I'm not sure re: the kind of tree...I'll have to look at it the next time we're in Cedar Key, but I'd guess it is a water oak.
I don't know about the tree, but my Dad always called that a staghorn.
I know , I know......I forget. Wait...it 's a .....fern. DAMNATION. I'll get back with ya.VPS It's a fern that doesn't need soil. DAMNATION>
I knew the answer but SCS and Amatamari already answered your question... :-)
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