Rhizome short-creeping, thick; scales grey or brown. Fronds to 1 m or more long, at the centre cut almost to the midrib into 4-8 lobes, the base shallowly lobed. Sori in 1 row on each side of the frond midrib and covering the surface except for the veins. Fertile fronds narrower than the sterile ones but not constricted between the sori.
Needs shelter and warmth.
New Guinea, Malesia, Philippines, India.
Fertile segments narrowed but not beadlike; cf. A. meyeniana.
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.