Rhizome short-creeping, thick; scales dark brown. Fronds to 80 cm or so long. Blade divided 3-4 times, dark green and exceptionally glossy, upper branch basal lobes fused to branch stem; stalk with dark scales at base. Ultimate segments with pointed teeth. Sori round in a row below margin. Indusia more or less black. Needs shelter and warmth.
Recognition: Blade leathery and extremely glossy above; ultimate segments each with a sharp apical tooth; indusia dark coloured, arranged in a row just below segment margin.
Australia (Qld, NSW).
Created by: Val Stajsic
Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018