Genus Grosourdya

Grosourdya Rchb.f.,
Bot. Zeit. 22 (1864). 297

Small monopodial epiphytes. Stem very short. Leaves few, sheathing at the base, spreading in one plane, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate. Inflorescence lateral, minutely prickly-hairy or warty, a very dense, patent or suberect, several-flowered raceme, with the flowers appearing one by one in succession. Flowers small, ephemeral, resupinate. Sepals free. Petals free, narrower than the sepals. Lip spurred, hinged to the column. Column long and slender. Column-foot well-developed, but shorter than the column proper. Pollinia 2, solid, caudicles present, stipe present, viscidium present.

Continental Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines; about 10 species.

Distribution in the Philippines
Palawan, Leyte; 2 species.

Epiphytes in lowland and hill forest.

In many ways similar to Ascochilus, but with a thin-walled spur, a relatively much longer column, and entire pollinia. Rarely cultivated.