Terrestrial, to 1 m tall. Leaves 2-pinnate; petiole and rachis dark reddish-brown, densely pubescent-scaly, the scales fine and curly; leaflets asymmetrical, 1.5-3 cm long, usually of about equal width throughout but gradually curved upward to the sharply toothed, +/- acute apex, the lower edge entire and usually straight, the proximal edge +/- paralleling rachis, glabrate to scaly beneath, the sterile leaflets and apex of the fertile leaflets coarsely serrate. Sorus 1 (rarely 2), long, on upper margin, with occasionally a shorter one on outer margin. Croat 4340. Occasional, in the forest.