Of course, some end up quite close to the ground too!
The basal fronds are also used to protect the tufted roots of the plant from harm and from becoming too dry. Some species of platycerium have fertile fronds which produce lobes in the shape of a crown. These catch water and other forest detritus. Mostly, though, they are shaped like antlers, which gives the plants their common names.
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Platycerium can form colonies but some species have a single rootstalk. Colonies are created when a single rhizome (rootstalk) forms a branch. When the spores are released then hopefully they will alight on neighboring trees and start the process of growth again there.