|Etymology||Genus||After Edmond Davall, 18th century English-born Swiss botanist|
|Species||Finely toothed; probably referring to the rhizome scales|
|Synonyms||Adiantum denticulatum Burm. f., Davallia chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud.|
|Common Names||Rabbit's Foot Fern|
|Native Distribution||Tropical Asia to Polynesia|
A common fern with a stout and hairy brown rhizome, giving raise to the common name of Rabbit's Foot. The deltate-shaped frond is bipinnate growing to 60cm long. Each lobe of the sterile leaflets have fine crenate margins.
The Rabbit's Foot Fern on a Rain Tree.
Another full view of the frond.
Close-up of a frond. Note the crenate margins.
Stalks holding the fronds.
Hairy brown rhizome.