Chrysoglossum Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 337
Sympodial terrestrial plants with short to rather long rhizomes. Pseudobulbs consisting of one internode, rather slender, one-leaved. Leaves not sheathing at the base, glabrous, plicate, not deciduous, convolute, thin-textured. Inflorescence a tall, few- to many-flowered raceme arising on a specialised leafless shoot. Flowers medium-sized. Sepals free. Petals free, about as long as the sepals but somewhat broader. Lip without spur (but the column-foot is provided with a spur!), 3-lobed, with conspicuous crests, margins at the base strongly pleated; mobile. Column with two lateral wings at or below the middle, and with two parallel crests below these wings; column-foot present, provided with a short spur. Pollinia 2, solid, caudicles, stipe, and viscidium absent.
Species present in New Guinea: