in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 251 (1892); Kam, Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 40: 139-152 (1982), rev.
Herbs with short pseudostems, and slender, creeping rhizome. Leaves few, usually petiolate and in radical tufts. Inflorescence terminal on a separate leafless shoot, congested and erect, or lax, branched and prostrate, with well-spaced, distichous bracts, and at least partially subterranean; bracts subtending 1 (-2) flowers; bracteole open to the base; flowers white with red and yellow; calyx tubular, 3-dentate; corolla tube slender, longer than the calyx; lateral staminodes reduced to small basal swellings on the labellum or absent; labellum broad, erect, variously lobed or entire, longer than the petals; filament short, anther crest petaloid, almost quadrangular; ovary 3-locular. Capsule globose, ridged, dehiscence unknown; seeds arillate. 2n = 48. (From Kubitsky, et al., pp. 493-494.)
Found in Indonesia and the Malaysian peninusula.
Comprises about ten species.
Ecology and Pollination Biology:
Found in the evergreen rainforest.
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