Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Leyte present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, N Borneo present, Panay present
Malesia: N Borneo, Philippines (Luzon, Leyte, Panay, Mindanao).
Under Hemionitis gymnopteroidea Copeland briefly described forma major, based on a plant with large simple sterile fronds, Copeland 1398, of which no specimens now exist (M. G. Price). Christ's new name Hemigramma zollingeri var. major was based on Copeland's Hemionitis gymnopteroidea forma major, but Christ described deeply lobed fronds and cited other specimens.