Rhizome creeping, set with dark brown rhizome scales. Venation flabellate. Fronds not gemmiferous, widely spaced on rhizome. Lamina subovate, up to 370 x 180 mm, 2- or 3-pinnate. Pinnae subdivided into as many as 16 cuneate, rounded trapeziform pinnules.
Rhizome creeping, c. 5 mm in diameter, set with dark brown, nitid, subentire, hair-pointed rhizome-scales c. 5 mm long. Fronds spaced 5-20 mm apart, herbaceous to thinly coriaceous, not gemmiferous; stipe matt brown, thickly set at first with irregularly fimbriate scales up to 5 mm long, persistent basally; lamina subovate, up to 370 x 180 mm, basal pinnae not conspicuously reduced, 2- to 3-pinnate; pinnae in 9-16 pairs, subdivided into as many as 16 cuneate rounded trapeziform pinnules, outer margin shallowly lobed, lobes sharply dentate to crenate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface set with hair-like, fimbriate-based scales, especially at bases of segments. Sori of irregular lengths, up to 10 mm long; indusium membranous, entire, c. 0.3 mm broad.