Genus Saccolabiopsis

Saccolabiopsis J.J.Sm.,
Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 26 (1918) 93

Very small monopodial epiphytes. Stem very short. Leaves few, distichous, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, leathery. Inflorescence lateral, a many-flowered raceme, rarely branched. Flowers very small, resupinate, thin-textured. Sepals free. Petals free, rather similar to the dorsal sepal. Lip adnate to the column, spurred, the spur inside without callosities. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, very unequal in size, arranged in two bodies, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.

Northeast India, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Pacific islands, east to Fiji; about 10 species.

Distribution in the Philippines
Leyte, Samar, Mindanao (Surigao); 1 species [Saccolabiopsis tenella (Ames) Garay].

Epiphytes in lowland and hill forest.

Insignificant monopodial orchids related to Malleola, differing in the shape of the pollinia. Rarely cultivated.