Asia-Tropical:, Borneo ‒ present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia ‒ present); Sumatera (Sumatera ‒ present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.
Selliguea rigida is generally more stiff, with thick rhizome scales and an extremely thickly coriaceous lamina, and with distinctly sunken coenosori.
Selliguea metacoela in Parris, Beaman & Beaman, The plants of Mount Kinabalu. I. Ferns and Fern Allies: 152. 1991