• WordNet 3.6
    • n davallia any fern of the genus Davallia; having scaly creeping rhizomes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n davallia A genus of polypodiaceous ferns, having scaly creeping rhizomes, whence the name hare's-foot fern applied to D. Canariensis. The fronds are sometimes pinnate, but more frequently pinnately decompound, being elegantly cut into numerous small divisions. The sori are borne close to the margin. The indusium which covers each is attached by its base to the end of a vein, and is free at the opposite side. The number of species slightly exceeds 100, and they are most numerous in the tropics of the old world. Some of the species are among the most elegant ferns in cultivation.
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In literature:

Hymenophyllum, Davallia atrata, Diplazium, Begonia Malabarica?
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Firm potting is important in growing the =davallia=, and it does not seem so partial to water as most of the fern tribe.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle

In news:

For Paul's visit, Christian selected Alternanthera 'Snow Queen', deer foot's fern ( Davallia canariensis ), and mondo grass ( Ophiopogon japonicus ).