3 mm, and scales like those of the stems; lamina 94-149 x 40-65 cm, chartaceous, 1-pinnate-pinnatifid, lanceolate, gradually tapering to a pinnatifid apex, with proliferous buds in the axils of distal pinnae; rachises with septate hairs 0.
fimbriatum in blade dissection, leaf length, and presence of proliferous buds on the axils of distal pinnae.
fimbriatum differs by the presence of proliferous buds and fimbriate indusia (vs.
Material of the new taxon, Doryopteris majestosa, has been misinterpreted as Doryopteris nobilis as it has features similar to it, such as the lamina architecture and large fronds, but differs mainly in having proliferous buds at the base of the lamina amongst other characters.
However, on checking its synonyms and types, it was noticed that all the names referred to plants without proliferous buds at the base of the lamina.
Sterile and fertile fronds dimorphic, sub-coriaceous, with proliferous buds at the base of the lamina, adaxial surface with glandular hairs, usually concentrated at base of lamina and extending along the axes; abaxial surface glabrescent, indument of glandular hairs, microscales (simple and furcate) on the axes; veins anastomosing.