Photo: BT. Wursten
Description of the genus
Lithophytic or epiphytic, rarely terrestrial plants. Rhizome long creeping with a dense coat of peltate, ciliate rhizome-scales. Stipe articulated to the rhizome. Fronds numerous, monomorphic, much dissected, broadest at the base, texture firm, macroscopically glabrous. Lamina pinnately compound; venation free, ending near the margin. Sori terminal on the veins near the margin with indusium laterally free or attached.
Derivation of name: Davallia: named after Edmond Davall, botanist.
Worldwide: ± 90 species, predominantly palaeotropical distribution.
We have 2 taxa in the database for Davallia.