Davallodes Copel.

Greek - eides, like; referring to its close similarity to Davallia.

Medium-sized epiphytic ferns. Rhizome long creeping, fleshy. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Blade soft and membranous, narrowing towards the base, the veins and lowermost segments facing base of axis (catadromous). Sori with kidney to cup-shaped indusia attached at the base and sometimes also along the sides.

c. 10 species from Sumatra to Philippines and New Guinea.

Spores or division of rhizomes.

Blade soft and membranous, narrowed to the base, prominently catadromous. Literature: Holttum (1972), Hoshizaki (1981b).

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
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species        Davallodes hirsuta