Christella dentata

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Christella dentata


Americas, tropics and subtropics of the Old World present
Throughout tropics and subtropics of the Old World, since 1930 adventive in various places in the Americas.


For a fuller synonymy, see Holttum 1976. This is a very variable species which has greatly multiplied with the Clearing of forest in the past 100 years. Plants examined from various sources have all been tetraploid; some experi- mental hybridization has been effected with C. hispidula (q.v.) and C. parasitica. It is probable that natural hybrids also occur; these are difficult to discriminate. Earlier authors did not distinguish between this species and its near allies, so that statements in literature are unreliable. Much more local study is needed.


Blume 1828: En. Pl. Jav. p 151
Copel. 1960: Fern Fl. Philip. p 363
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java. p 58
v.A.v.R. 1917: Handb. p 183
Racib. 1898 – In: Fl. Btzg. p 188
Holttum 1976 – In: Kew Bull. p 314
Copel. 1960: Fern Fl. Philip. p 337