Zones: (6)7 to (hardy to -15C)
Exposure: Part Shade
Evergreen fronds, less divided than Arachniodes aristata.
Native to Japan and China. Introduced and naturalized in South Carolina, known from a single population there.
Published in J. Jap. Bot. 37:76 in 1962.
Basionym Aspidium aristatum var. simplicior Makino.
Named "simpler" because it was considered to be simpler than Arachniodes aristata of which it was originally considered to be a variety.