Reichb.f., Bonplandia 2:90.1854 Epiphyte, usually less than 15 (25) cm high; pseudobulbs oblong, to 2.5 cm long, with foliaceous bracts at base, 1-leaved. Leaves oblong, to 20 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, tapered to short, conduplicate petiole. Flowers many, in 1 or 2 erect to pendulous racemes to 35 cm long (usually less than 25 cm long), from base of pseudobulb; pedicels slender, mostly 6-10 mm long; sepals green, 8-10 mm long, slender, recurved at apex, the lateral sepals connate for more than half their length; petals 7-8 mm long, slender, obliquely lanceolate, acuminate, whitish with a green or orange spot above base; lip white, narrowly deltoid above, with a basal claw; column slender, terete, densely papillose, 3-5 mm long; anther light green, ca 2.3 mm long; pollinia yellow on a long white appendage, sticky at apex. Fruits +/- ellipsoid, to 4 cm long including beak, the beak tapered, prominent. Croat 4745, 5708. Occasional, in the forest, usually rather high in trees. Flowers in the dry season, mostly from March to late May. The fruits develop quickly, and an old inflorescence may bear fruits during the late dry season while another inflorescence bears flowers.