Asia-Tropical:, Lesser Sunda Is. present Flores: present Obi Is: present
Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Obi Is.).
The type of Aspidium trifolium var. compitale is a young plant. The fronds consist of a simple or slighdy trilobed lamina shaped as in immature plants of T. schmutzii; there are few sori.
Tectaria schmutzii in Blumea 35: 555. 1991
- Unknown type category: Flores, Nengke R., E. Schmutz 6977.