Erect or pendulous epiphyte; stems simple, bracteate, 5-30 cm long; pseudobulbs elliptic-oblong, 1.5-6 cm long, inserted at an angle on the stem. Leaves solitary from apex of pseudobulb, ligulate, shallowly bilobed at apex, 3-20 cm long, to 1.5 cm wide, conduplicate and petiolate at base. Flowers usually solitary on short scapes from axils of bracts of new growth or. from base of pseudobulb, to 1.2 cm long, colored white, yellow marked with red, or entirely dark red; sepals subequal, +/- lanceolate, 6-12 mm long, spreading, the laterals adnate at base to column; petals similar but slightly shorter than sepals; lip entire or obscurely trilobate, 6-12 mm long, half as wide, the lateral margins erect, the base articulated with foot of column. Fruits not seen. No specimens seen from BCI, but reported by Dressler. Flowers principally in the dry season (especially early in the dry season), infrequently in the rainy season.