Common name: Hare's Foot Fern
Davallia solida (G.Forst.) Sw. APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping, to 12 mm diam., densely covered with brown, acuminate, papery scales.
Fronds mostly 30–60 cm long, sometimes more; stipe 10–20 cm long; lamina glossy green, triangular, 3-pinnate or 2-pinnate with secondary pinnae deeply lobed.
Fertile fronds with segments narrower than sterile ones; sori submarginal, slightly sunken, spores yellowish; indusium 1.2 mm long and to 1 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Epiphytic in rainforest, also growing on rocks in more open situations; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. pyxidata|
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