Christella dentata

Family (Traditional)Thelypteridaceae
SpeciesChristella dentata (Forsskal) Brownsey & Jermy
Common NameDowny Maiden Fern, Downy woodfern
Growth Habitfern
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: fern; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Christella dentata Christella dentata (Forsskal) Brownsey & Jermy
Cyclosorus dentatus Cyclosorus dentatus (Forssk.) Ching
Dryopteris dentata Dryopteris dentata (Forssk.) C.Chr.
Thelypteris dentata Thelypteris dentata E.P.St.John
Thelypteris reducta Thelypteris reducta Small

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.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Nelson (KY), Todd (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 1978

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0006522 Todd Kentucky
Thelypteris dentata
APSC0107907 Bell Kentucky
Christella dentata
APSC0107905 Nelson Kentucky
Christella dentata
31973000004008 Campbell Kentucky 24 Sep 1978 Thieret, John
Thelypteris dentata
31973000004007 Campbell Kentucky 24 Sep 1978 Thieret, John
Thelypteris dentata
APSC0107908 Nelson Kentucky
Christella dentata
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