Rhizome erect, set with dark brown to black rhizome scales. Proliferating bud borne on rhachis on or below terminal segment. Pinnae oblong-obtuse, falcate, base forming an angle of 90°, auriculate, basiscopic margin perpendicular to rhachis. Sori found on unforked veins.
Perennial with short, erect to suberect rhizome. Fronds to 35 cm, arching, proliferous on rachis near apex, stipe glabrous at maturity, lamina linear-lanceolate, 1-pinnate, pinnae to 35 mm long, oblong-obtuse, falcate, auriculate acroscopically, crenate-serrate, sparsely minutely scaled beneath. Sori linear, indusium entire.