Davallia pyxidata Cav.

Australian Hare's Foot Fern

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.

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