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Common name

English: Rabbit's Foot Fern


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (45)

    Class: Filicopsida (7)

      Order: Filicales (7)

        Family: Davalliaceae (2)

          Genus: Davallia (2)

            Epithet: denticulata (Burm.) Mett. (3)

Synonyms: Adiantum denticulatum Burm. f., Davallia chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud., Davallia elegans Sw., Davallia schnellii Tardieu

denticulata => with minute teeth

denticulatum => with minute teeth

elegans => graceful, neat, nice

schnellii => in honor of Raymond Albert Alfred Schnell (1913-1999), French botanist and specialist in tropical phytogeography


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Davallia denticulata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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