Description: Epiphytic or terrestrial fern. Rhizome wide, creeping, with brown linear scales. Fronds 30-65 cm long, 8-15cm wide, glabrous or slightly pubescent, cut down to the rachis into numerous, minutely dentate, pinnate, pinnae gradually narrowed towards the base. Sori glabrous, brown.
Use: Roasted powdered rhizome if taken internally relieves backache.
Reference: Manandhar 2002; A Compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006