Upright monopodial, epiphytic orchid, usually only up to 7.5 cm tall. Leaves thick and leathery, 3–7.5 x 2.5 cm. Inflorescence semi-pendulous, with up to 5 flowers, each about 6 cm across. Flowers white with yellow markings on the labellum. Dorsal sepal ovate, up to 2.5 x 1.5 cm; petals ovate, 2.5 x 1.5 cm; lateral sepals 2.5 x 1.5 cm. Labellum 3-lobed; lateral lobes rounded; nectary (spur) up to 7–10 cm long.
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Fessel, H.H. & P. Balzer. 1999. A Selection of Native Philippine Orchids. 192p. 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.
Small plants, like Vanda, but miniature; stems not more than 10 cm tall (but plant parts may be longer)
Flowers white; lip spur longer, about 7 cm or longer
Flowers narrower in diameter across the petals, to 4 cm, not fragrant; lower elevation species (400-1400 m)
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