Epiphyte; rhizome long-creeping with small,narrowly triangular, reddish-brown scales. Leaves simple, deeplypinnatifid (nearly to midrib), moderately pubescent throughout withsilvery, acicular trichomes; petioles and underside of midribsreddish-brown; blades ± irregularly oblong-elliptic, tapered at bothends, more so at apex, 10-30 (50) cm long, 1.5-4 (9) cm wide, thelobes 3-5 mm wide, often with basal lobes on mature leaves half ormore as long as the longest lobe. Sori round, in 2 rows alongmargins of lobes. Croat 6312.
Uncommon, on tree trunks or rocks, usually near the ground.
Costa Rica to Colombia and Venezuela. In Panama, known only fromtropical moist forest on BCI.