Fronds erect, 1-pinnate with the pinnae usually lobed or deeply divided; lower pinnae usually gradually reduced in size; lower surface of lamina bearing numerous fine white hairs along the veins; basal veins of the segments usually anastomosing.
Sori always with hairy indusium.
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|1||Basal pinnae not, or only slightly, reduced||Christella parasitica|
|Basal 2–4 pairs of pinnae gradually reduced in size||2|
|2||Lobes of pinnae divided half to two-thirds of the way to the midrib; fronds mostly 40–80 cm high, dark green, the basal pinnae 3–5 cm long||Christella dentata|
|Lobes of pinnae divided three-quarters of the way to the midrib; fronds usually 30–70 cm high, pale green, the basal pinnae 1.5–3 cm long|
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