Upright monopodial epiphytic orchid. Rather small plant, reaching only about 2.5 cm tall. Leaves leathery, 2.5 cm long, 1 cm wide. Inflorescence erect, shorter than the leaves, bearing 3–5 flowers. Flowers bright orange or reddish-orange, up to 1 cm across. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, 7 x 4 mm; petals ovate, 5 x 4 mm; lateral sepals ovate, 5 x 4 mm. Labellum small, white with pinkish purple markings; with horn-like callus just below entrance to nectary; spur about 6 mm 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 reddish-orange; lip spur shorter, about 6mm long
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