Rhizome to 6 mm thick; scales pale brown, spreading and often curled back, narrowed abruptly at the base and extending into a hair-like tip. Fronds ovate-triangular in outline, divided up to 4 times. Blade relatively small, to 25 cm long. Ultimate segments on sterile fronds toothed, veins not reaching the margin. Indusia solitary on fertile segments and with a tooth on each side.
Can grow in cool areas.
New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Rhizome narrow; scales pale brown, spreading, often curled backwards, fronds finely divided; stalk scales narrowly lanceolate, toothed, tip hair-like. Superficially similar to D. mariesii but with rhizome scales narrowing abruptly above the base.
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.