Davallia Sm.

4 species native AUST.; Qld, N.S.W, Vic.,

Davallia solida (G.Forst.) Sw.pyxidata (Cav.) Noot.

Rhizome long-creeping, 0.4–1.2 cm broad, clothed with brown or chestnut, acuminate, finely fimbriate scales each of which has a black peltate base. Stipes 10–20 cm long, 0.5–3 mm broad near the middle, deciduous, leaving 2 rows of round scars along the rhizome. Lamina 15–70 cm long, 4–25 cm broad, 3-pinnate to 3-pinnate-pinnatifid, thinly coriaceous to coriaceous, glossy. Veins free, simple or mostly once forked. Sori never confluent, 1–5 on each ultimate segment (Fig. 20). Indusium 1–1.2 mm long, 0.2–1 mm broad; the apex concave or convex. Widespread. RF. Epiphytic on trees or climbing over rocks in the drier open forests. Hare's Foot Fern