Staghorn

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adjective Referring to a pattern or morphology which has short angled branching from a central point
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That's why we're wrapping crime scene tape this week around those bleached coral heads, those dead staghorns.
Corals like the staghorns and Acropora are most vulnerable to temperature stress or disease.
Jim did a lot of the heavy lifting, hoisting the big staghorns into the oak trees, for example.
A garden that revealed itself a little at a time with magical features on every turn--epiphytes, staghorn ferns, naturalized orchids in the old oak canopy and mature palms--and looked like it belonged and had always been, there.
Pillars of green rose skywards, festooned with birds-nest ferns, bulbous clumps of elkhorns, pendulous staghorns and the occasional orchid.
Only 18 species of staghorns exist in the world (along with many varieties and hybrids); and just one species, the Platycerium andinum, is native to the Americas, specifically the Amazon-Andes mountain region of Peru and Bolivia.
A Sarasota native, Coblentz has been growing staghorns for over 30 years and has witnessed their increasing popularity.
Staghorns can be divided into two groups by the way they reproduce: those that send out "pups," or baby plants, that grow from the root system, and those that reproduce via spores (brown dust-like seeds).
Over 50 staghorn ferns, extraordinary in size, shape and variety, cast the spell of the tropics in Ann and Tony Swain's backyard--dangling from oak trees, perching on benches and lining garden paths.
For the first time known by scientists, a team of students led by Ken Nedimyer of the Coral Restoration Foundation collected staghorn coral gametes spawned during August's full moon from adult corals that, years earlier, had been cut as juveniles, grown in a coral nursery and transplanted into new coral habitat in Keys waters.
Staghorn and elkhorn corals, both classified as threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, are the primary reef-building corals in the Keys and the Caribbean.
In the recent breakthrough, the harvested staghorn gametes were collected and transferred to a shoreside laboratory for fertilization projects ultimately aimed at transplanting that offspring to new sites.