Tiny epiphyte; rhizome creeping, slender, densely scaly, the scales dark reddish-brown, threadlike, deciduous. Leaves simple, entire or with short lobes, sometimes split when dry; petioles very short, scaly; blades round-oblong, ovate or obovate, rounded at apex, acute to subcordate at base, 5-20 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, with stellate scales on margin, midrib lacking, the veins very densely flabellate, the margin entire or with a few +/- linear lobes or regularly crenate. Sori few to several, arising from between the lobes; indusium about half immersed, the involucres contracted at neck, the lips circular, narrowly dark-edged, as broad as tube. Croat 14021. Distribution on the island is uncertain. Very similar to T. curtii Ros. (not known from BCI; see the key to the genus). Throughout Central America and northwestern South America; Greater Antilles. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest on BCI and in Bocas del Toro, Colón, Coclé, and Panamá.