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Old 03-07-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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I saw this plant in the Wynn casino indoor garden. It is similar to Bird Nest fern( splenium) but the leaves are bigger and thicker. They also have bird nest fern next to it and it looks different.



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Old 03-07-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Looks like a birds nest fern....but there are several types. I have one that looks like your last pic...
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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What a gorgeous indoor display! All the leaves/fronds are clean and perfect looking. Eye candy for the botanically inclined.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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Looks like a birds nest fern....but there are several types. I have one that looks like your last pic...
Is there a specific name for that variety? It looks different than the bird nest fern I have seen.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Asplenium nidus is the only one I know.....

could likely find out more info online....classifications etc. Looks like that photo came from a zoo maybe or botanical garden greenhouse....did they not have it named closeby?

It's gorgeous....could be another type of fern that grows in a rosette fashion.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Hmmm, looks like swamp cabbage or a similar large arum to me.

OP, why are you so sure it's a fern? Did you see spores?
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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There is a giant birds nest fern as well.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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Asplenium nidus is the only one I know.....

could likely find out more info online....classifications etc. Looks like that photo came from a zoo maybe or botanical garden greenhouse....did they not have it named closeby?

It's gorgeous....could be another type of fern that grows in a rosette fashion.
It is in the garden of Wynn casino. No sign to tell me what it is.

They do have bird nest fern there too. I did take a picture of bird nest fern. The leaves are thinner and more delicate


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Old 03-07-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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It is in the garden of Wynn casino. No sign to tell me what it is.

They do have bird nest fern there too. I did take a picture of bird nest fern. The leaves are thinner and more delicate

Yes, and notice how the midribs and venation compare.

Notice also that in one of your pix of the mystery plant, a new leaf is unfurling like a rolled up piece of paper, and not like a fiddlehead.

The plant you are wondering about doesn't look that "ferny" to me, although I am hardly an expert. Still, I think it is most likely not a fern.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:43 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I think that's a hybrid birdsnest type of Anthurium (although it possibly could be a true Anthurium hookeri). Birdsnest anthurium does look similar to birdsnest fern (Asplenium nidus) but it is a different species of plant, it's not a fern.

birdsnest anthurium varieties pictures: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...rium&FORM=IGRE

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