Collection Data (N. P. Smith 318)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Thelypteridaceae
- Genus: Christella Ker-Gawl.
- Species: Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 13-XI-2011
- Primary Collector & #: N. P. Smith 318
- Collection Party: M. A. Nees
- Det. History: M. Sundue and A. Smith (from photos).
- Habitat: Stone wall
- Habit: Lithophyte
- Specimen Locations: FLOR
Fertile. 27 m elevation.
- Location: Parque Florestal do Córrego Grande – Florianópolis – – Santa Catarina – Brazil.
- Coordinates: -27.599547, -48.509967
This looks like Thelypteris dentata (Forssk.) E.P. St. John
Notice the hyaline acicular hairs, and reniform indusia.
Thanks. I did not notice the hairs.
I agree, Thelypteris dentata, also often known as Christella dentata. Plants of the Neotropics are all introduced, beginning ca 1900, in Brazil. Now, this species is possibly the most often collected fern in the Neotropics, from SE United States, West Indies, and Mexico to Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. The species is native and widespread in the Paleotropics, but naturalized and common in Hawaii and some other Pacific Islands. It is a very common greenhouse weed, as well as weedy in both its native and naturalized habitat.
Great. Thanks to both you and Michael for the det. The post has been updated.