Rhizome thick; scales linear, crisped, brown. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds to over 1 m long, arranged in a circle, leathery and stiff. Segments linear, to 4 cm wide and cut almost to the midrib. Sori in 2 rows running longitudinally along the segment or sometimes fused.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Sometimes regarded as the only species of the genus Pseudodrynaria.
Taiwan, China to North India.
Fertile fronds not narrowed; sori in 1 row each side of the segment midrib.
Source: (1995). Polypodiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.