Upright monopodial epiphytic orchid. Leaves leathery, curved, up to 30 x 5 cm. Inflorescence a pendent raceme, with up to 30 flowers; several Inflorescences may be present on large plants. Flowers up to 4 cm across, white with purple tips on each flower segment, but without tiny purple dots. Dorsal sepal oblong, up to 2 cm x 1.2 cm; petals ovate, up to 1.5 x 1 cm; lateral sepals elliptic, up to 1.8 x 1.5 cm. Labellum with lateral lobes not overlapping; mid-lobe rectangular, with toothed edges.
Cootes, J. 2001. The Orchids of the Philippines. 231p. Times Editions, Singapore.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Orchidaceae. In: Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines. http://www.philippineplants.org.
Large plants; stems often more than 10 cm tall
Stems elongated, upright, stiff, rarely pendent (some Trichoglottis); leaves often leathery, flat but narrower, rather loosely set, erect, horizontal, or arching
Column foot usually distinct
Inflorescence mainly semi-pendent or pendent; flowers more densely set along the inflorescence axis
Flowers white, with purple tips
Petals and sepals with purple tips only, no tiny purple dots
Plants with monopodial growth, the stem of a single main axis growing indefinitely
Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
Plants without distinct pseudostem
Flowers specialized, with one petal developing into a labellum (lip) that is highly ornate and often differently colored, roots also specialized with velaman
Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction