Davallia - Davalliaceae

Davallia canariensis (L.) Sm.






Trichomanes canariensis L.

Common name


Rhizome creeping. Fronds isolated, spaced on the rhizome, coriaceous. Lamina glabrous, triangular, 3-4 pinnate; pinnae altenate; pinnules to 6-10 pairs, acute, lanceolate in outline, widened - obtuse fertile divisions. Sori marginal at the top of the inferior fertile divisions, indusia in the form of a small cup fixed to the limbus and opening at the top.




Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Morocco and Western Sahara.

Growth form



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