Blumea 39: 203 (1994) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rhizome as described for family, sometimes standing erect, old rhizomes with raised scars left by fallen fronds. Fronds distant along rhizome, erect, shiny, leathery, 10–20 cm long (in Victoria). Stipe long, broadly grooved, with scattered scales. Lamina 3-pinnate, broadly triangular, dark green; rachises with wide groove and prominent lateral ridges. Pinnae segments narrower in fertile fronds than in sterile ones; lowest pinnae asymmetric, broader towards stipe; pinnules decurrent, asymmetric, rhomboidal to ovate, toothed or lobed. Sori submarginal, numerous, slightly sunken; indusium cup-shaped and opening towards margin; spores yellow to light-brown.
DunT, GGr, HNF, HSF, Wim. Also Qld, NSW.
In Victoria known only from crevices of exposed sandstone cliffs in the Black Range (west of the Grampians). The fronds of the Victorian specimens are less than 20 cm tall (they can reach 60 cm elsewhere).
During drought, Davallia solida var. pyxidata sheds fronds from its thick scaly rhizome.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|