Christella - Thelypteridaceae

Christella pseudogueinziana (Bonap.) J.P.Roux






Thelypteris pseudogueintziana (Bon.) Alston
Dryopteris pseudogueintziana Bonap.

Common name


Rhizome thin, erect. Fronds monomorphic, herbaceous. Stipe strawcoloured-blackish. Lamina 2-pinnatifid, ovate-lanceolate in outline, 80 x 30 cm, basal pinnae slightly or not reduced; pinnae sessile, pinnatifid, middle pinnae 15-20 x 3 cm, lanceolate in outline, apex tapering, first upper basal lobe more developed than the next one, lobed; segments entire; rhachis square, smooth; undersurface glandular, set with grey, straight hairs; veins 8-11 pairs, (united below the sinus?). Sori small, round; indusium not glandular, set with stiff hairs.




Distribution worldwide

Africa, Madagascar.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Congo, Sudan and South Sudan.

Growth form



  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 204.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3.Flore du Cameroun, Pages 244 - 245.