Asia-Tropical, N.E. New Guinea present, New Ireland present
Malesia: N.E. New Guinea (also New Ireland).
One specimen from Mt Oga, Western Highlands (B. S. Croxall 4362) differs from all others seen in having scattered yellow glands in- stead of hairs between veins on lower surface of sterile fronds, and a yellow spherical gland at tip of hair on stalk of sporangium; also in the presence of fairly abundant short suberect hairs between veins of upper surface.