177.300 Davallia Sm.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Lithophytic or epiphytic, rarely terrestrial plants. Rhizome long creeping with a dense coat of peltate, ciliate rhizome-scales. Stipe articulated to the rhizome. Fronds numerous, monomorphic, much dissected, broadest at the base, texture firm, macroscopically glabrous. Lamina pinnately compound; venation free, ending near the margin. Sori terminal on the veins near the margin with indusium laterally free or attached.

Derivation of name: Davallia: named after Edmond Davall, botanist.

Worldwide: ± 90 species, predominantly palaeotropical distribution.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Davallia chaerophylloides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Davallia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Davallia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Davallia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Davallia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Davallia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Davallia
Wikipedia: Davallia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Davallia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Davallia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Davallia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=56, retrieved 17 August 2022

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