Davallia trichomanoides Blume

Hare's Foot Fern

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: 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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Davalliaceae
genus       Davallia Sm.