A hardy deciduous member of this genus, most known for its tropical members, this species hails from up to 3800m alt. in China, where it sometimes grows epilithically (on rock). Polypody-like deciduous fronds emerge with a coppery tint and expand to up to 50cm long. Additional smaller fronds are seen at the base of mature plants, making a 'basket' for the larger fronds. Autumn colours of pinky-brown.