Rhizomes long creeping, blackish brown, glabrate, with sparse brownish, broadly ovate, membranous scales, more densely scaly at apex. Fronds distant; fertile fronds 10-30 cm; stipe brown or chestnut-colored, upward stramineous, 6-17 cm, base with sparse brownish, ovate scales, upper part with only few scales; lamina 3-pinnate with secondary pinnules pinnatipartite, ovate, 5-13 × 4-7 cm, base broadly cuneate, apex acuminate; pinnae 4 or 5 pairs, alternate, ascending, stalk 3-5 mm; basal pinnae largest, narrowly deltoid-ovate, ca. 7 × 2.5 cm, base broadly cuneate, apex acuminate; pinnules 5-9 pairs, alternate, much ascending, ca. 8 mm apart, oblong-ovate, base subtruncate, equilateral, shortly stalked, apex acuminate; basal basiscopic pinnules of lowest pinnae longest, up to 3.2 cm; secondary pinnules 4 or 5 pairs, oblong, 3-6 mm, gradually narrowed to apex, base subsessile, not decurrent, apex obtuse; pinnule segments small, 2 or 3 pairs, approximate, broadly ovate, decurrent to narrow costular wing, subentire, revolute at margin, apex rounded-obtuse; second basal pinnae ca. 3 cm apart from basal pinnae. Veins pinnate in segment, free; rachis, costae, and midribs glabrate. Sori orbicular, abaxial on veins; indusia brown, persistent. Perispore foveolate or reticulate with rugate folds.