Rhizome 3-4 mm in diam., densely scaly; scales brown at central part, paler toward edges, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4 × 1-1.5 mm, margin and abaxial surface whitish ciliate. Fronds monomorphic. Stipe straw-colored, 8-10 cm, sparsely hairy; lamina pinnatisect, 20-25 × 15-20 cm, base cordate, margin undulate and notched. Lateral lobes 4-6 pairs, ascending, lanceolate, 6-8 × 1-2 cm, apex acuminate. Costa and lateral veins distinct, veinlets obscure. Lamina herbaceous, both surfaces pubescent. Sori orbicular, large, medial.
Terrestrial in Pinus yunnanensis forests; 2000-2100 m. Yunnan (Kunming, Yuanmou).