Hairs on rachis of sterile fronds to 1 mm long both sides, rather sparse on lower surface.
Asia-Tropical: Bismarck Archipelago (Bismarck Archipelago present); New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, in forest, 0-1400 m.
One specimen assigned to this species appears to be quite eglandular. Another (Nakaike 73) is small, lacks reduced pinnae and has no glands on sporangia.