Asia-Temperate: Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), India to Japan present, Mountain Prov present, Mt Data present
India to Japan, Taiwan. In Malesia: Philippines (Mountain Prov., one collection from Mt Data).
The description is mainly based on extra-Malesian material. This species is probably a hybrid between a species of Lepisorus and a true Microsorum species. In several collections the number of spores is very small, and the fronds are often irregularly incised.