Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy. Downy Maiden Fern, Soft Fern, Downy Shield Fern. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Moist forests, hammocks, streambanks, swamps, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa.

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Syn: = K4, Fawcett & Smith (2021), Smith & Kessler (2017); = Cyclosorus dentatus – FoC, K3; = Thelypteris dentata – Bah, ETx1, FNA2, K1, Meso1, Tx, TxFerns, WH3; > Thelypteris dentata – Sf; > Thelypteris reducta – Sf

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
image of plant© Keith Bradley