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.

Malawi: 6 taxa.

Christella dentata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Schelpe) J.P. RouxN,SDescription
chaseana (Schelpe) HolttumN,C,SDescription, Image
dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & JermyN,C,SDescription, Image
friesii (Brause) HolttumN,CDescription
gueinziana (Mett.) HolttumN,C,SDescription, Image
hispidula (Decne.) HolttumN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Christella:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Christella
Flora of Zambia: Christella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Christella

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Christella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Christella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Christella
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Christella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Christella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Christella
JSTOR Plant Science: Christella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Christella
Plants of the World Online: Christella
Tropicos: Christella
Wikipedia: Christella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Christella.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=65, retrieved 28 September 2023

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