Rhizomes creeping, thin. Fronds to 70 cm or so long, usually divided 2 times. Blade more or less ovate in outline with 6-10 branches, the lowermost only in opposite pairs. Stalks yellowish, densely scaly at the base. Ultimate segments toothed. Sori 'j'- or kidney-shaped. Indusium membranous, brown.
Generally grown as the cultivar listed.
Will tolerate cool conditions.
Taiwan, Japan, China.
Source: (1995). Athyriaceae. 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.
Japanese Painted Fern Fronds pale grey coloured with reddish blue tints. Origin unknown.