The range of this fern is Sri Lanka and India. It inhabits cool, wet forests between 4,900 - 6900 feet (1494-2103m) above sea level. No existing population is known. This fern maybe extinct.
The fern has fronds that are shaped like feathers and stalks that measure 16 inches (40.6cm) in length. Its base, where scales are scattered, is purple in color.
There is no information known about the reproduction of this tree fern.
Information known about this tree fern is infinitesimal. The last specimen collected was from India in 1910. One of the reasons for the decline of this tree fern may be the destruction of its habitat.