Upright monopodial epiphytic orchid. Leaves leathery, 25 x 3 cm, usually not curving. Inflorescence arching, sometimes branching, with about 30 flowers. Flowers 1 cm across, light purple or pink, whitish towards the center of flower. Dorsal sepal elliptic, up to 7 x 6 mm; petals elliptic, up to 7 x 5 mm; lateral sepals elliptic, up to 7 x 8 mm. Labellum rectangular, 10 x 4 mm, with incurved lateral lobes.
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
Flower purely pink to light purple, without tiny spots or 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