Davallia bullata

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Davallia bullata Wall.

Davalliaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: tripinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Polypodiidae
Ordo:
Aspleniales

Davallia bullata, commonly known as hare's foot fern, is a perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Davallia bullata is a species in the genus Davallia which contains approximately 23 to 238 species and belongs to the family of the Davalliaceae (Davallia Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 35 centimetres.

Leaves

Davallia bullata is deciduous. The bluish green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are linear and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Davallia bullata is native to Japan, China and tropical Asia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

The ornamental value of Davallia bullata lies especially in the ornamental leaves.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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