Rhizome long-creeping, thin; scales dark-centred, fringed. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds lanceolate, 10-15 cm long or sometimes much more, mostly about 2 cm wide, parallel veins often prominent. Sori round, covering the upper part of the frond.
Popular in cultivation with a range of cultivars including 'Cristata' with tips crested with bifurcate divided, 'Monstrosa' of uncertain application, and 'Variegata' with variegated fronds.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Taiwan, S Japan, China, Vietnam.
Stalks at least half the length of the blade.
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.