Genus Phragmorchis

Phragmorchis L.O.Williams,
Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harvard Univ. 6 (1938) 52

Monopodial epiphytes. Roots apparently warty. Stem elongated. Leaves many, distichous, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, triangular-terete, duplicate. Inflorescence lateral, a very short, few-flowered raceme. Flowers small, resupinate. Sepals free. Petals narrower than the sepals. Lip spurred, 3-lobed, mid-lobe heart-shaped; not mobile. Column relatively slender. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, slightly cleft, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.

The Philippines, endemic, 1 species [Phragmorchis teretifolia L.O.Williams].

Distribution in the Philippines
Luzon (Rizal).

Epiphytes in hill forest.

Apparently a rare plant, easily recognised by the long stems with slender, angular-terete leaves and very short inflorescences. The colour of the small flowers is as yet not known.