Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Leyte present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Negros present, Samar present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Negros, Samar, Leyte, Mindanao).
Mettenius cited as type "Cuming 83 bis ex parte"; this is not represented in his herbarium at Berlin. The neotype is one named by him and agreeing with his description. Copeland's treatment is very confused. M. G. Price has sent to Kew several dried specimens and also living plants which have supplied information for the above description. One of his specimens has red- brown hairs on the rachis and a few capitate hairs on its sporangia.