Rhizome short-creeping, profusely branched. Fronds to 80 cm long, arching. Blades triangular to lanceolate in outline, to 50 cm long, divided 2 or 3 times. Stalk hairless with a few scales at the base. Segments elongated, trapezoid or fan-shaped, lobed or cut, to 1.5 cm long, stalked, the two basal segments overlaying the stem. Sori round to kidney-shaped, hairless.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Mexico, C & S America.
Innermost basal segments of lower branches divided 2 or 3 times and overlapping the main stem (see illustration).
Source: (1995). Adiantaceae. 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.