Rhizome ascending or erect, densely covered with scales at apex; scales brown, lanceolate, entire. Fronds caespitose. Stipes stramineous, 30-40 cm, 4-5 mm in diam., densely covered with scales; scales broadly lanceolate, toothed, acuminate. Lamina ovate-lanceolate, 40-60 × 20-30 cm, bipinnate. Pinnae 10-15 pairs, subopposite below, alternate above, ovate-lanceolate, slightly narrowed at base, ascending at apex. Pinnules 10-13 pairs, lanceolate, 2-3 cm, base shallowly cordate or broadly cuneate, with short stalk, pinnatifid to pinnatipartite, apex obtuse and serrulate. Segments obtuse, toothed, basal segment distinctly larger, pinnules broadest at base. Veins pinnate, visible abaxially. Lamina herbaceous, dark green, subglabrous adaxially, scaly abaxially; rachis scales dense, broadly lanceolate, toothed, hairlike at apex; pinna rachis densely covered with bullate scales. Sori in 1 row on either side of costa, medial or nearer to margin than to costa; indusia brown, reniform, entire. n = 123.