Davallia fejeensis

COMMON NAME

Rabbit foot fern

TYPE

Fern

FAMILY

Davalliaceae

NOTES

An ephytic evergreen fern that is noted for its hairy-scaled surface rhizomes. Plants become more attractive with age and should be infrequently divided. The rhizomes of the plant tend to crawl on top of the rocks and barks as they absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil, making the plant look like it has giant tarantula legs or is some kind of alien creature! The lacy-like fronds extend around 12″ long and 6″ wide, and are attached to thin stems, giving it the plant a typical fern-like appearance.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to the Fiji Islands

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows on and over thick bark on trees or on rock crevices

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Davallia fejeensis