Genus Nephelaphyllum

Nephelaphyllum Blume,
Bijdr. (1825) 372

Sympodial terrestrial plants with short rhizomes. Pseudobulbs consisting of one internode, one-leaved. Leaves not sheathing at the base, glabrous, plicate, not deciduous, convolute, without petiole, cordate, often mottled. Inflorescence arising from a specialised leafless shoot (heteranthous), a 2- to several-flowered raceme. Flowers small, not resupinate. Sepals free. Petals free, about as long as the sepals but broader. Lip without spur, not mobile. Column-foot present. Pollinia 8, solid, caudicles present, stipe absent, viscidium absent.

Tropical continental Asia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines; about 15 species.

Distribution in the Philippines
Luzon (Benguet, Nueva Ecija, Rizal), Mindoro, Palawan, Negros, Mindanao (Davao); 2 species.

Terrestrial in lowland and montane forest.

Related to Mischobulbum (which has not yet been recorded from the Philippines); differs in the not resupinate, spurred flowers. Sometimes cultivated, especially for the attractively marbled foliage.