Rhizome thick; scales dark. Fronds to 45 cm long, in a clump, divided 3 or mostly 4 times. Blade more or less ovate-lanceolate in outline. Stalk mostly shorter than the blade, with pale hairs and some scales. Segments beadlike, well separated, upper surface hairless or with a few hairs, lower surface with white to rusty-brown scales.
Needs shelter and warmth.
Mexico, C &S America.
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.