Christella arida

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Christella arida


Asia-Tropical: Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), N. Queensland present, N.W. India present, New Caledonia present, New Hebrides present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present); Samoa (Samoa present), southern China present
N.W. India to southern China, Thailand and Vietnam; throughout Malesia: N. Queensland, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa.


Reports on the distribution of this species are often erroneous because it has been con- fused with Sphaerostephanos invisus and S. unitus which have a similar habit (see Holttum in Allertonia, 1977). Loyal found a plant in North India to be diploid; some specimens are possibly hybrids with C. subpubescens.


Copel. 1960: Fern Fl. Philip.: 362
Morton 1974 – In: Contr. U.S. Nat. Herb.: 335
Backer & Posth. 1939: Varenfl. Java: 50
Holttum 1977: 172, 225. – In: Allertonia: f. 9A.
Racib. 1898 – In: Fl. Btzg: 125
Holttum 1976 – In: Kew Bull.: 320
Holttum 1955: p. 259. – In: Rev. Fl. Malaya: f. 146
v.A.v.R. 1908: Handb.: 212
Bedd. 1883: Handb.: 212