Upright, sympodial epiphytic orchid. Rhizome 4.5 mm diameter, covering with sheaths that disappear with age. Pseudobulbs tapered, about 3.2 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, spaced 5–6 cm apart along the rhizome, each with a single leaf. Leaves oblong to elliptic, up to 14 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; petiole 2–2.5 cm long. Inflorescence erect, 7 cm long, appearing from the base a pseudobulb with 3 basal sheaths; with a single flower, up to 5 cm across. Flowers orange-yellow with reddish brown stripes and tiny spots. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, 2.8 x 1.3 cm; petals linear, pointed at tips, 2.4 x 0.8 cm; lateral sepals ovate, keeled, 3 x 0.8 cm. Labellum fleshy, tongue-shaped, curved, 1.5 cm long, 7 mm 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 orange-yellow, with reddish-brown stripes and spots
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