Asia-Tropical:, Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present) Carolines: present Pacific:, Fiji (Fiji present) Solomons: present southern Burma: present
Southern Burma, Thailand, Vietnam; throughout Malesia; Carolines, Solomons, Fiji.
In Thailand and Vietnam occur very large plants which have more fully bipinnate fronds than those in Malesia. These are named Tectaria cumingiana by but are much less fully bipinnate than in that species and have sori arranged as in P. irregularis.
Bedd., Handb. Ferns Brit. India. 1883: 300
Morton - in Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 1974: 351
Blume, Fl. Javae Filic. 1829: t. 72
Hook. - in Sp. Fil. 1864: 101
Morton - in Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 1974: 337
Ching - in Revis. Fl. Malaya. 1955: f. 317, 318
Racib., Pteridop. Buitenzorg. 1898: 118
Copel., Fern Fl. Philipp. 1960: 309
Morton - in Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 1974: 338
Holttum - in Reinwardtia. 1951: f. 1-3
Copel., Polypod. Philipp. 1905: 35
Backer & Posth., Varenfl. Java. 1939: 77
Holttum - in Novit. Bot. Delect. Seminum Horti Bot. Univ. Carol. Prag. 1969: 21