Asia-Tropical, N.E. New Guinea present
Malesia: N.E. New Guinea, at 1800-2300 m, several collections from widely separated localities, in Nothofagus forest.
Young plants were grown from spores at Kew but died after attaining a height of 30 cm. They had rather abundant short orange capitate hairs on the lower surface of costules and veins, also a few between veins; such hairs are probably abraded from fronds of mature plants.