Similar to M. polypodioides in size and in divisions of lamina, differing in abundant scales with thickened terete bases and entire (rarely eiliate) margins on rachis and pinna-rachis.
Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Flores present, Lombok present, S.W. Celebes present, Ternate present, Timor present
Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Lombok, Flores, Timor, S.W. Celebes, Ternate.