Overview

Comprehensive Description

Derivation of specific name

hispidula: minutely rough with stiff hairs (hispidulous)
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Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Varieties 4 (1 in the flora): tropical and subtropical, North America, Mexico, West Indies in the Antilles, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Aspidium hispidulum Decaisne, Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 346. 1834; Christella hispidula (Fée) Holttum; Cyclosorus quadrangularis (Fée) Tardieu-Blot; Dryopteris hispidula (Decaisne) Kuntze; D. quadrangularis (Fée) Alston; Thelypteris quadrangularis (Fée) Schelpe
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Terrestrial im moist soil, often weedy in disturbed places (Lellinger 1985).

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

Reasons: Widespread (in U.S., SC to FL and TX; elsewhere Greater and Lesser Antilles, Tobago, Trinidad, continental tropical America from Mexico to Bolivia, tropical Africa, Malesia. Frequent within range.

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Notes

Comments

This species and the next are included in Christella subg. Christella by R. E. Holttum (1982). 

 The relationship between Old World and New World varieties is unstudied.

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