Description from Flora of China
Hemionitis wilfordii Hooker, Fil. Exot. t. 93. 1859; Dictyocline griffithii T. Moore var. pinnatifida Beddome; D. griffithii var. wilfordii (Hooker) T. Moore; H. griffithii (T. Moore) J. D. Hooker & Thomson var. pinnatifida Hooker; Stegnogramma griffithii (T. Moore) K. Iwatsuki var. wilfordii (Hooker) K. Iwatsuki; Thelypteris griffithii (T. Moore) C. F. Reed var. wilfordii (Hooker) C. M. Kuo.
Plants 30-50 cm tall. Rhizomes short and thick, ascending, with dense blackish brown lanceolate scales; scales acicular long hairy along margins. Fronds clustered; stipes 17-30 cm, dark stramineous, firm, with dense scales and short setae and acicular long hairs on proximal part; laminae triangular, ca. 20 × 17 cm, cordate at bases, pinnatifid nearly to rachises on proximal part, distally lobate, undulate and acuminate at apices; lateral segments 3 pairs, proximal pair largest, broadly lanceolate, ca. 9 × 2.5-3.5 cm, slightly bent distally, entire or undulate, acuminate at apices, connected with above pair (sometimes nearly free) by broad wing; other segments of similar shape but shortened distally, distalmost triangular; costae of segments all raised on both sides and with dense acicular hairs; lateral veins distinct, veinlets between lateral veins reticulate, areoles in 3 rows, subtetragonal or pentagonal, usually with simple or forked included veinlets. Laminae papery when dry, dark brown, abaxial surface with acicular hairs along veins, adaxially with dense appressed setae. Sori sparsely attached along reticulate veinlets.
Shaded wet places in valleys or forests; 100-1100 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, SE Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Vietnam].