Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Negros present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Negros).
Christ cited several specimens (the lectotype is the best in his herbarium), among them Cuming 317, which is one of several numbers cited by John Smith under "Nephrodium caudiculatum Presl" (a non-existent name), the others representing Sphaerostephanos produetus. v.A.v.R., adopting Smith's name, copied Christ's description. Plants are fertile from a small size.