Christella papilio

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Christella papilio


Asia-Tropical: Thailand (Thailand present), Ceylon present, N.E. India present, Southern India present, northern Malaya present
Southern India&Ceylon; N.E. India, Thailand; Malesia: to northern Malaya.


The Indian specimens lack orange glandular hairs on the lower surface, but such glands are present on all specimens from Thailand and Malaya. Manton found a Ceylon plant to be tetraploid, Loyal found plants in N. India to be diploid.


Molesworth Allen - in Gard. Bull. Sing. 1967: 180, 185
Holttum - in Kew Bull. 1976: 321