Rhizome 1-1.5 cm thick; scales pressed down, dark brown. Fronds broadly triangular in outline, at least as wide as long, divided 4 times; stalk about as long as the blade and relatively thick. Blade mostly less than 40 cm long. Ultimate segments with the tips generally divided unequ`lly into two; veins not quite extending to the margin. Indusia mostly about as long as wide, several on larger segments.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Atlantic Is, SW Europe
Rhizome relatively thick; blades at least as broad as long, the branches overlapping; cf. D. trichomanoides. Plants cultivated under this name may be D. trichomanoides.
Source: (1995). Davalliaceae. In: . 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.