Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Christella hispidula (Decaisne) Holttum. Hairy Maiden Fern. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Hammocks, limesinks, moist forests, streamsides, on soil in disturbed areas, and on mortar / masonry. Dist: Se. NC (Brunswick County) and e. SC south to s. FL, west to e. TX. The boundary of native vs. adventive distribution is unclear.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Fawcett & Smith (2021), Smith & Kessler (2017); = Cristella quadrangularis – K4; = Cyclosorus hispidulus – K3; > Thelypteris ×versicolor – Tx; > Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor – ETx1, Fl1, FNA2, K1, TxFerns, WH3; > Thelypteris versicolor – Sf

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