Rootstock: covered with brown scales lined with black. Stems: densely tufted. Leaves: ovate-lanceolate in outline, two-pinnate, with the pinnules pinnatifid, the upper surface tomentose, the lower densely matted with whitish-brown woolly hairs.

A small rock-loving fern, which grows in dense mats, with much-divided leaves, and the fruit dots placed at the ends of the veins.