Stem scales orange-brown, ovate with attenuate apices. Leaves 30--60(--100) cm. Pinnae bright green and shiny adaxially, 4--10(--12) pairs, ovate-attenuate, usually falcate, 4--8.5 cm, leathery, sometimes with short, basal, acroscopic lobe, margins often undulate or coarsely and irregularly dentate. Indusia brown, sometimes with blackish centers, not shriveled at maturity. n = 2n = 123, apogamous. Brick or stone walls, rocky areas, mesic forests, and coastal bluffs; 0--100 m; introduced; Calif., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S.C.; Europe; Asia. Cyrtomium falcatum is native to east Asia and widely escaped from cultivation. All plants in the flora appear to be the 32-spored, apogamous triploid.