187.600 Christella H. Lév.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome erect or short-creeping. Fronds monomorphic, not proliferous, 2-pinnatifid. Lamina without scales, basal pinnae reduced. Veins free, one pair of veins meeting at the base of the sinus or a few pairs of veins meeting below the sinus between the pinna lobes. Sori circular, indusiate.

Derivation of name: christella: named after Konrad Christ, a Swiss pteridologist.

Worldwide: c. 110 species, occuring throughout the tropical and temperate parts of the world.

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Christella dentata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Schelpe) J.P. RouxEDescription
chaseana (Schelpe) HolttumN,C,EDescription, Image
dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & JermyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
friesii (Brause) HolttumC,EDescription
gueinziana (Mett.) HolttumN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
hispidula (Decne.) HolttumEDescription, Image
microbasis (Baker) HolttumNDescription

Other sources of information about Christella:

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Flora of Malawi: Christella
Flora of Mozambique: Christella
Flora of Zambia: Christella

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Christella
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Christella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Christella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Christella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Christella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Christella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=65, retrieved 30 September 2020

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