As with the previous species, this climbing fern can be found growing quite high up tree trunks, across logs and over boulders, often growing in moss beds. Fronds are produced along a long creeping rhizome. Fronds are rather dull green and thin, either pinnate or simple, from 20 to 30 cm long.
Segments of the fronds are not stalked. Fertile fronds are similar to infertile fronds, with circular sori on each side of the midvein.
Crushed leaves have a musk scent.
VIC to QLD; also on Lord Howe Island