Asia-Tropical, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present); Samoa (Samoa present), West New Guinea present
Malesia: West New Guinea (one record only). outside Malesia: Fiji and Samoa Islands.
This species has been confused with G. subauriculatum. Conspicuous dif-ferences can be found in the rhizome, which is brown, not chalky, the base of the pin-nae which is cuneate, not truncate, and the scaly paraphyses, which are never stellate.