Family Davalliaceae, genus Davallia;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Davallia, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
050.000 Order Polypodiales
		Statistics: 9 families, 82 genera, 1996-2140 spp. 
		(2293 species and 31 hybrids listed]
		= Order Davalliales
053.0000 Family Davalliaceae Frank; Syn. Pflanzenk. (Leunis), ed. 2. 3:1474 (1877)
		Statistics: 6 genera, 46-47 spp. [47 species listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Gymnogrammitidaceae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sinica 11: 12 (1966)

053.0005 Davallia J.E. Smith; Mém. Acad. Turin 5: 414 (1793) Statistics: 29 spp. trop./subtrop. Asia: Himalaya and Japan to Australia and Tahiti, 2 spp. Africa/Madagascar., 1 sp. NW-Africa/Macaronesia/SW-Europe [29 species listed]. Systematics following mostly Nooteboom (1994) Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Colposoria Presl; Tent. Pter. 128 (1836) = Humata Cavanilles; Descripc. plant. 272 (1802) = Pachypleuria (C. Presl) C. Presl; Epim. bot. 98 (1849-51) = Paradavallodes Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 18 (1966) [p. p. incl. typo = Parasorus Alderw.; Bull. Buit. III. 4. 317 (1922) = Parestia Presl; Epim. bot. 99 (1849-51) = Pteroneuron Fée; Gen. Fil. 320 (1850-52) = Scyphularia Fée; Gen. Fil. 324 (1850-52) = Stenolobus Presl; Tent. Pterid. 130 (1836) = Trogostolon Copeland; Phil. Journ. Sci. 84. 251 (1927) = Wibelia Bernhardi; Schrad. Journ. 1800(2). 122 t. 1 f. 2 (1801) [non Fée 1852 Davallia angustata Wall.; List n. 242 (1828) ex Hook. & Grev., Ic. Fil. t. 231 (1831) Davallia assamica (Bedd.) Bak.; Syn. ed. 1. 452 (1868) Davallia brassii (Copel.) Noot.; Blumea 39(1-2): 174 (1994) Davallia brevipes Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. 1. Suppl. II. 147 t. 2 (1906) Davallia canariensis (L.) Sm.; Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. (Turin) 5: 414 (1793) Trivial names: Kanarenfarn, Canary Fern Davallia corniculata Moore; Ind. 292 (1861) Davallia denticulata (Burm.) Mett. ex Kuhn; Fil. Deck. 27 (1867) Remarks: D. chaerophylloides in Africa is kept separate by many authors, but Nooteboom (1994) includes it in this species Trivial names: Toothed davallia var. elata (Forst.) Mett. ex Kuhn; Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 4: 288 (1869) Davallia embolostegia Copel.; Phil. Journ. Sci. 1. Suppl. II. 147 t. 3 (1906) Davallia falcinella Presl; Rel. Haenk. 1. 66 t. 11 f. 2 (1825) Davallia graeffei Luerss.; Fil. Graeff. 211 t. 18 (1871) Davallia griffithiana Hook.; Sp. Fil. 1: 168. t. 493 (1846) Trivial names: Bear's-foot fern, Silver Hare's-foot Davallia heterophylla Sm.; Mem. Ac. Turin 5. 415 (1793) Davallia leptocarpa Mett. ex Kuhn; Linn. 36. 143 (1869) Davallia parvula Wall.; List n. 247 (1828) (nomen), ex Hook. & Grev., Ic. Fil. t. 138 (1829) Davallia pectinata Sm.; Mém. Ac. Turin 5. 415 (1793) Davallia pentaphylla Bl.; Enum. 232 (1828) Trivial names: Black caterpillar fern Davallia repens (L. f.) Kuhn; Fil. Deck. 27 (1867) Trivial names: Dwarf Hare's-foot Remarks: extensive synonymy following Nooteboom (1994), who is rather unhappy about the broad circumscription of the species, but claims not to be able to separate between the various taxa and forms since they are connected by many intergrades. Davallia rouffaeriensis Noot.; Blumea 39(1-2): 200 (1994) Davallia seramensis M.Kato; J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 14(4): 223 (1989) Davallia sessilifolia Bl.; Enum. 231 (1828) Davallia sessilifolioides M.Kato; J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 14(4): 227 (1989) Davallia solida (Forst.) Sw.; Schrad. Journ. Bot. 1800 (2): 87 (1801) Trivial names: Giant Hare's-foot, Polynesian davallia var. arctotheca (Fourn.) Brownlie; Fl. Nouvelle-Caled. 3: 148 (1969) var. fejeensis (Hook.) Noot.; Blumea 39(1-2): 204 (1994) Trivial names: Fiji davallia, Lacy hare's-foot var. pyxidata (Cav.) Noot.; Blumea 39(1-2): 203 (1994) Trivial names: Hare's-foot fern, Australian davallia Davallia speciosa Mett. ex Kuhn; Linn. 36. 145 (1869) Davallia tasmanii Field; Ferns New Zeal. 75 (1890) Davallia trichomanoides Bl.; Enum. 238 (1828) Trivial names: Squirrel's-foot fern var. lorrainii (Hance) Holtt. (1966) Davallia triphylla Hook.; Sp. 1. 162 t. 46 A (1846) Davallia undulata (Alderw.) Noot.; Blumea 39(1-2): 211 (1994) Davallia wagneriana Copeland; Perkins, Fragm. 180 (1905) Davallia yunnanensis Christ; Bull. Boiss. 6. 970 (1898)
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