Rhizomes short, thick. Blades divided once, to 60 cm or so long. Stalks covered with dark, shiny scales that are abundant also on main axis. Segment margins toothed or scallop-edged or sometimes shallowly cut. Sori closer to central vein than margin. Needs shelter and warmth.
Recognition: Fronds divided once; axes covered with black scales.
India to China and Japan.
Created by: Val Stajsic
Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018