Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome thick, scaly. Stipe articulated to rhizome, glabrous except at base. Fronds pinnate; lamina glabrous or sometimes with glandular hairs or few scales in young fronds; pinnae lobes near sori often incurved. Sori submarginal; indusium semi-cylindric, cup-shaped.

34 species from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific; 4 occurring in Australia, only 1 in Victoria.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-23
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Davalliaceae
Higher taxa
genus Davallia
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