Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Flores present
Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Flores.
Beccari's specimen from G. Singgalang has more deeply lobed pinnae than Raciborski's from Tjiapoes but differs little in other respects. Raciborski cited a specimen of Zippelius (to whom he attributed the name) as well as his own; I have not found the former and take Raciborski's own, which he described, to be the type. Confusion has been caused because Mettenius independently published the name Aspidium pilosiusculum Zipp. as a new name for Gym- nogramme appendiculata Bl. (here transferred to Sphaerostephanos). Both species were collected by Raciborski at Tjiapoes (Mt Salak, W. Java).