Small, repent or caespitose epiphyte, to 20 cm long; pseudobulbs lacking; stems simple or branched, covered with dense, amplexicaul leaf sheaths. Leaves ligulate to linear-lanceolate, acute to obtuse and usually bilobed at apex, 0.8-4.5 cm long, 2-10 mm wide, thick. Racemes short, few-flowered, terminal; bracts to 8 mm long, cucullate, chartaceous; flowers small, yellowish or white; sepals +/- lanceolate, 3.5-5 mm long, 1.2-2 mm wide, the dorsal one narrower; petals linear-oblanceolate, smaller than sepals; lip ovate-cordate, acute, to 3.5 mm long and 3 mm wide, adnate to base of the column. Fruits ellipsoid, ca 1 cm long, the old flowers persisting at the apex. Shattuck 550. Not seen on the island in recent years. On the basis of few collections, it appears that the species flowers exclusively in the rainy season (August to December), especially from August to September, with the fruits maturing in the early dry season.