Genus Microsaccus

Microsaccus Blume,
Bijdr. (1825) 367

Small monopodial epiphytes. Stem elongated, with many distichous leaves. Leaves laterally flattened, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate. Inflorescence lateral, short, two-flowered. Flowers small to very small, not resupinate, white. Sepals free, lateral sepals at the base sometimes adnate to the spur of the lip. Petals free, usually fairly similar to the dorsal sepal. Lip spurred, not mobile. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, equal-sized, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.

Continental Southeast Asia, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines; about 13 species.

Distribution in the Philippines
Luzon (Quezon, Tayabas, Sorsogon), Leyte, Mindanao (Surigao, Davao); 2 species.

Epiphytes in lowland forest.

Easily recognised by the closely spaced laterally flattened leaves and the very short inflorescences carrying two tiny white flowers. Sometimes found in collections, but of very limited horticultural interest.