In habit similar to P. womersleyi but much smaller.
Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Mindanao present, Mt Apo present, Negros present
Malesia: Philippines (Negros, Mindanao (Elmer 10784, Mt Apo), (?) Luzon).
Elmer's specimen from Mindanao was distributed under the name Dryopteris canescens var. sub simplicifolia; it agrees with Christ's brief description of that variety, but Elmer 10278, also so named, is Pronephrium granulosum.