Sterile nest fronds roundish, the upper margin entire or shallowly wavy. Fertile fronds to nearly 1 m long, forked several times in the upper third, segments 5 cm or so wide, dark green below. Sori over undersurface of the tips of terminal segments.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Nest fronds not or hardly lobed; fertile fronds branching at the tips, dark green below; sori at the frond tips; cf. P. bifurcatum.
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.