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Genus Davallia Family Davalliaceae

Description: Epiphytic ferns, rhizome long-creeping, covered with scales; stipes borne in 2 irregular rows on the rhizome, articulated to rhizome.

Fronds with lamina leathery, pinnately compound; veins free.

Sori submarginal; indusium cup-shaped, opening towards the margin.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 34 species, SE Europe, Africa, Asia to Polynesia. Australia: 4 species, Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Davallia solida

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