Bernhardia antillarum Müll. Hal.
Bernhardia deppeana Müll. Hal.
Bernhardia dichotoma Willd. ex Bernh.
Hoffmannia aphylla Willd.
Lycopodium nudum L.
Psilotum domingense Gand.
Psilotum floridanum Michx.
Psilotum triquetrum Sw.
Common Name: Skeleton Fork Fern
Skeleton fork fern is a perennial, terrestrial or epiphytic fern-like plant with stems up to 60cm long, either growing erect or, when growing as an epiphyte, often pendulous[
]. A primitive plant with short, creeping rhizomes, but lacking true roots[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a tea. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental[
Found throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Found in moist to dry localities, on soil, among rocks, and on trees in Hawaii[
]. In thickets, open forests and clearings, on trunks of trees or in rocky crevices of cliffs, at elevations from sea level to 1,300 metres in Guatemala[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Plants grow best with some sun and some shade[
]. Plants can be epiphytic, when growing in the soil they prefer well-drained, sandy soils[
]. Prefers a neutral to slightly acid soil[
The whole plant is made into a tea[
The spores are sometimes used as a dusting and drying powder, like talcum powder[
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