Rhizome short-creeping, 2-3 cm thick; scales soft, red-brown, fringed. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Fronds to about 60 cm long, leathery, deeply-divided in the centre of the frond. Fertile fronds with the terminal third mostly fertile, sterile segments entire, base lobed. Sori on bead-like lobes of narrow, fertile segments.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Sori in beadlike narrowed segments at the tips of the fronds; cf. A. splendens.
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.
A sterile cultivar of uncertain origin but probably derived from a. meyeniana.