Upright, sympodial epiphytic orchid. Rhizome up to 4 mm diameter. Pseudobulbs ovoid up to 3.5 cm high, 2.5 cm diameter, with persistent bristles at base; pseudobulbs spaced at intervals of 5 cm along the rhizome. Leaves borne singly on each pseudobulb, oblong to elliptic, leathery, 20 x 5 cm; petiole up to 5 cm long. Inflorescence erect, appearing from base of pseudobulbs, about 6 cm long, with a single flower, about 7 cm across. Flower cream-white spotted and tessellated purplish brown or red. Dorsal sepal ovate to elliptic with acute apex, 4 x 1.5 cm; petals ovate to lanceolate, 3.2 x 1.2 cm; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, up to 3.3 x 2 cm. Labellum heart-shaped, curved, about 1 cm long, and 0.8 cm wide.
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.
Leaves 14-20 cm long; pseudobulbs at least 2 cm wide or more; 1 or up to 4 flowers per inflorescence
Pseudobulbs spaced up to 5-6 cm apart along the rhizome; inflorescence with a single flower
Flowers cream or white, heavily tessselated purplish brown or red; lateral sepals obliquely ovate
Plants with distinct pseudobulbs
Inflorescence arising from the base of the pseudobulb
Pseudobulbs without distinct nodes; only one leaf borne on each pseudobulb
Plants with sympodial growth, the main stem made up of a series of superposed short or long swollen stems (pseudobulbs) along a rhizome; others (paphiopedilum) lacking pseudobulbs
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