Small epiphyte; pseudobulbs lacking; stems very short, hidden by leaves. Leaves 5-12 cm long, flattened laterally, arranged in a suborbicular fan; blades oblong-lanceolate, obliquely acute, articulated to the conduplicate, imbricating, persistent base, the base to 3 cm long, obliquely acute at apex, resembling a pseudobulb. Racemes 1-17, from basal leaf axils, many-flowered, slender, equaling or exceeding leaf length; rachis densely erect-pubescent with short, simple or branched trichomes; flowers ca 4 mm diam, greenish; sepals suborbicular, concave, obtuse, glandular-puberulent outside, keeled medially, often tinged with yellow; petals as large as sepals, obovate, ca 2 mm diam, concave, thin, white toward apex, green at base, with a prominent ciliate keel; lip green, slender, strongly incurving, to 5.2 mm long and 1.2 mm wide, the base with a cushionlike callus and two papillate horns, the apex acute, white, held just above the ornate column; pollinia with a slender stipe extending down the column; stigma basal on column. Fruits ellipsoid, ca 5 mm long, densely pubescent with simple or branched trichomes. Croat 8243. Occasional, in the forest. Flowers mostly in the dry season (December to April) or as late as July, with fruits developing quickly and commonly maturing in May. Pollinated by the bee Paratetrapedia calcarata (Dodson,1967a).