Plant large for the genus, epiphytic, densely caespitose; secondary stems abbreviated, unifoliate; leaves almost terete, channelled, apiculate, up to 6 cm long and 2.5 mm in diameter; peduncle terete, slender, densely verrucose, ascending, up to 14 cm long, with large successive flowers; dorsal sepal triangular, somewhat concave, reddish brown with dull yellow, terminating in a yellow tail, 4 cm long; lateral sepals forming a boat-shaped synsepal; synsepal 4 cm long, rusty red, three-nerved on both halves, acute at the apex; tails of the synsepal diverging, 2 cm long, yellow; petals as long as the column, ovate, concave, yellow with a longitudinal rusty red line, finely serrate towards the apex, apiculate; lip oblong, convex, curved, rusty red, with two longitudinal keels, bilobed at the base.
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