Christella dentata

Family:THELYPTERIDACEAE
Species:Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
Common Name:Downy Maiden Fern; Downy Shield Fern
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:THDE4
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyTHELYPTERIDACEAE - Marsh Fern family
Genus Christella
Species Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy - Downy Maiden Fern; Downy Shield Fern

Citation

Citation CHRISTELLA DENTATA (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy, Brit. Fern Gaz. 10(6): 338. 1973.
Basionym: Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775.
Type: YEMEN: Without data, Forsskål s.n. (holotype: C).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aspidium molle Aspidium molle Swartz, J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2): 34. 1801.Polypodium molle Jacquin 1789, non Schreber 1771, nec Allioni 1785. 
Aspidium natalense Aspidium natalense Fée, Mém. Foug. 8: 102. 1857. SOUTH AFRICA:
Aspidium nymphale Aspidium nymphale (G. Forster) Schkuhr, 24. Kl. Linn. Pfl.-Syst. 1: 36. 1804.Polypodium nymphale G. Forster 1786. 
Aspidium violascens Aspidium violascens Link, Hort. Berol. 2: 115. 1833. Cultivated at the Bot. Gard. Berlin, said to originate (probably incorrectly) from Brazil (holotype: B; isotype: HBG).
Christella dentata Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy, Brit. Fern Gaz. 10: 338. 1973.Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775. 
Christella dentata var. caespitosa Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy, var. caespitosa Holttum, Kew Bull. 41: 518. 1986. AUSTRALIA: Queensland: Wooroonooran National Park, 19 km S of Russell River bridge on Innisfail-Cairns road, s.d., Chinnock & Brownsey 5802 (holotype: AD).
Cyclosorus dentatus Cyclosorus dentatus (Forsskål) Ching, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 8: 206. 1938.Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775. 
Cyclosorus dentatus var. violascens Cyclosorus dentatus (Forsskål) Ching, var. violascens (Link) Abbiatti, Darwiniana 13: 545. 1964.Aspidium violascens Link 1833. 
Cyclosorus hispidulus Cyclosorus hispidulus A. Peter, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 40(1): 58, t. 4(1-2). 1929. ZIMBABWE
Cyclosorus nymphalis Cyclosorus nymphalis (G. Forster) Ching, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 10: 247. 1941.Polypodium nymphale G. Forster 1786. 
Cyclosorus dentatus Cyclosorus dentatus (Forsskål) Ching, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 8: 206. 1938.Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775. 
Dryopteris dentata Dryopteris dentata (Forsskål) C. Christensen, Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd., ser. 8. 6: 24. 1920.Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775. 
Dryopteris mollis Dryopteris mollis (Swartz) Hieronymus, Hedwigia 46: 348. 1907.Aspidium molle Swartz 1801; Polypodium molle Jacquin 1789, non Schreber 1771, nec Allioni 1785. 
Dryopteris reducta Dryopteris reducta (Small ex R. P. St. John) M. Broun, Index N. Amer. Ferns 77. 1938.Thelypteris reducta Small ex R. P. St. John 1938. 
Nephrodium dentatum Nephrodium dentatum (Forsskål) Kuemmerle, Magyar Bot. Lapok 32: 60. 1933.Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775. 
Nephrodium molle Nephrodium molle (Swartz) R. Brown, Prodr. 149. 1810.Aspidium molle Swartz 1801; Polypodium molle Jacquin 1789, non Schreber 1771, nec Allioni 1785. 
Nephrodium nymphale Nephrodium nymphale (G. Forster) Desvaux, Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 258. 1827.Polypodium nymphale G. Forster 1786. 
Nephrodium violascens Nephrodium violascens (Link) Fée, Mém. Foug. 5: 305. 1852.Aspidium violascens Link 1833. 
Polypodium dentatum Polypodium dentatum Forsskål, Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 185. 1775. YEMEN: Without data, Forsskål s.n. (holotype: C).
Polypodium molle Polypodium molle Jacquin, Collect. 3: 188. 1791 ("1789"), non Schreber 1771, nec Allioni 1785. Cultivated at Bot. Gard. Schoenbrunn, said (probably incorrectly) to come from Caracas, Venezuela (holotype: W).
Polypodium nymphale Polypodium nymphale G. Forster, Fl. Ins. Austr. 81. 1786. NEW ZEALAND: Without data, Forster s.n. (holotype: BM?).
Polystichum molle Polystichum molle (Swartz) Gaudichaud-Beaupré, Voy. Uranie 326. 1828.Aspidium molle Swartz 1801; Polypodium molle Jacquin 1789, non Schreber 1771, nec Allioni 1785. 
Polystichum nymphale Polystichum nymphale (G. Forster) Gaudichaud-Beaupré, Voy. Uranie 330. 1828.Polypodium nymphale G. Forster 1786. 
Thelypteris dentata var. violascens Thelypteris dentata (Forsskål) E. P. St. John, var. violascens (Link) C. F. Reed, Phytologia 17: 272. 1968.Aspidium violascens Link 1833.  
Thelypteris reducta Thelypteris reducta Small ex R. P. St. John, in Small, Ferns S.E. States 254. 1938. FLORIDA: Hardee Co.: Between Bowling Green and Fort Green, 7-11 Dec 1934, St. John et al. s.n. (lectotype: NY). Lectotypified by A. R. Smith, Amer. Fern J. 61: 24. 1971.
Thelypteris dentata Thelypteris dentata (Forssk.) E.P. St. John, Amer. Fern. J. 26(2): 44. 1936.Polypodium dentatum Forsskål 1775. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Calhoun, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Geneva, Marion, Mobile, Monroe, Pike

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0035303 Mobile 04 Jun 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3286
UWAL
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0001420 Baldwin 20 Jul 2007 Todia, Gena
s.n.
UWAL
Thelypteris dentata (Forrsk.) E. St. John
UNA00052128 Baldwin 18 May 1961 Jackie Edwards
s.n.
UNA
Thelypteris dentata (Forsk.) E. St. John
TROY000013275 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18225
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0034211 Calhoun 11 Jun 2015 Spaulding, Dan
14280
UWAL
Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
TROY000044107 Geneva 25 Aug 2016 Cameron Byrd
33A
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0001202 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Diamond, A.R.
18225
UWAL
Thelypteris dentata (Forrsk.) E. St. John
UWAL0010694 Pike 17 Oct 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22638
UWAL
Thelypteris dentata (Forsskal) E.P. St. John
AUA_ACC071944 Marion 1 NOV 1992 SHORT, JOHN W.
1313
AUA
THELYPTERIS DENTATA (FORSK.) E. ST. JOHN
TROY000037600 Crenshaw 02 Jun 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24189
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
USAM000000278 Mobile 27 Sep 1968 Michel G. Lelong
4755
USAM
Thelypteris dentata (Frosskal) E.P. St. John
AMAL00011693 Mobile 14 Jul 2009 T. Wayne Barger
SP134
AMAL
Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
AMAL00005499 Conecuh 05 Jan 2002 A.R. Diamond
12847
AMAL
Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
AMAL00015364 Baldwin 20 Jul 2007 Gena Todia
s.n.
AMAL
Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0039963 Geneva 25 Aug 2016 Byrd, Cameron
33A
UWAL
Christella dentata (Forsskal) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0044026 Baldwin 13 Nov 2009 Larsen, H.S.
1717
UWAL
Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0032967 Geneva 10 Dec 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27114
UWAL
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
AUA000033407 Calhoun 11 Jun 2015 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
14280
AUA
CYCLOSORUS DENTATUS (FORSSK.) CHING
TROY000000142 Monroe 24 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17109
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
USAM000000277 Mobile 27 Sep 1968 Michel G. Lelong
4755
USAM
Thelypteris dentata (Frosskal) E.P. St. John
AMAL00019666 Mobile 14 Jul 2009 T. Wayne Barger
163
AMAL
Thelypteris dentata (Forssk.) E. St. John
TROY000034224 Pike 17 Oct 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22638
TROY
Thelypteris dentata (Forsskål) E.P. St. John
AMAL00015434 Geneva 08 Nov 2007 A.R. Diamond
18599
AMAL
Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
TROY000000511 Conecuh 05 Jan 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
12847
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
TROY000021774 Baldwin 20 Jul 2007 Gena Todia
s.n.
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
AMAL00019945 Mobile 28 Oct 2012 Howard E. Horne
1937
AMAL
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
UWAL0044949 Covington 24 Oct 2011 Hansen, C.J.
5316
UWAL
Cyclosorus dentatus (Forssk.) Ching
TROY000013285 Geneva 08 Nov 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18599
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
TROY000043769 Geneva 10 Dec 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
27114
TROY
Christella dentata (Forsskål) Brownsey & Jermy
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