Davallia solida var. pyxidata

Rhizome generally 1 cm or more thick, growing away from the soil; scales brown to black and tapering gradually to the tip, mostly pressed down. Fronds triangular in outline, divided 3 times, long, shiny, leathery. Blade mostly to 40 cm long but sometimes much more; stalk half to one third as long as the blade. Ultimate segments with scalloped edges. Indusia mostly marginal with a single outer tooth.

Can grow in cool areas.

Qld, NSW, Vic.

Rhizome growing upwards; similar to D. solida but ultimate segments pointed and with a dominant tooth; rhizome scales tapering gradually from the base.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Davalliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Davallia pyxidata)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Davalliaceae
genus       Davallia Sm.
species        Davallia solida (G.Forst.) Sw.