Davallia solida (G.Forst.) Sw.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

DunT, GGr, HNF, HSF, Wim.

2 varieties, both in Australia; 1 variety in Victoria. Davallia solida var. solida is known with certainty in Australia only from northeast Queensland. It is distinguished from Davallia solida var. pyxidata by having scattered scales on the udersides of the lamina, whereas the lamina in Davallia solida var. pyxidata is glabrous. Nooteboom (1994) included the Fijian endemic Davallia fejeensis within Davallia solida. Davallia fejeensis has much narrower ultimate segments which gives the frond a more lacy appearance, however, further work is required to determine whether it is distinct from D. solida. Profile for Davallia solida var. pyxidata provided under variety.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-10-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Davalliaceae
genus Davallia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Davallia solida in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Davallia solida in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory