Davalliaceae M.R. Schomb. ex A.B. Frank
  • Reis. Br.-Guiana 3: 883. 1848[1849]. (7-10 Mar 1849)


This taxon is accepted by World Flora Online consortium
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Plants small to moderate-sized, epiphytic, epilithic, or rarely terrestrial. Rhizome long creeping, dorsiventral, densely covered with peltate or basifixed scales; fronds usually in 2 rows. Fronds remote; stipe articulate at base to short or long phyllopodia; lamina simple, imparipinnate, or pinnatifid to 4-pinnate-pinnatifid, firmly herbaceous to leathery, glabrous or sometimes covered with scales or hairs; veins free, usually forked. False veins present in several species. Sporangia typically separately borne in a small discrete sorus terminal on veins, submarginal or sometimes medial [in Humata undulata (Alderwerelt) M. Kato & Tsutsumi connate and elongate along lamina margins]; indusium opening toward margin, attached at base and sometimes at sides, orbicular, reniform, or elongate toward margin. Sporangia long stalked, 3-seriate, annulus longitudinal, consisting of 12-16 thickened cells; spores monolete, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, translucent, usually without perispore.

Morphology

Epiphytes with wide–creeping rhizomes, rarely terrestrial or suberect (Nephrolepis); tubers sometimes present (Nephrolepis); scales peltate; stipes jointed to the rhizome, except in Nephrolepis and Arthropteris where the pinnae are jointed to the rhachis

 Information From

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  • A The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
Davalliaceae
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
World Flora Online consortium
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).