Epiblastus Schltr., in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 136
- Eria sect. Lycastiformes Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25 (1898) 606. Type species not designated.
- Eria sect. Ornithidiiformes Kraenzl. in Engler, Pflanzenreich (1911) 27. Type species not designated.
Sympodial epiphytic or terrestrial plants, usually scrambling. Pseudobulbs superposed (in 1 species pseudobulbs closely spaced on a short rizome), each consisting of one internode, 1-leaved. Leaves duplicate, dorso-ventrally flattened, articulate, leathery, glabrous; base without leaf sheath. Inflorescences in fascicles from the top of the developing shoot,.each carrying a single flower. Flowers small, resupinate, usually (orange-)red, or white or pink. Sepals free, but usually more or less cohering in basal half; mentum saccate. Petals free, about as long as the median sepal, but somewhat narrower. Lip without spur, not mobile, longitudinally adnate to the column through a median basal callosity. Column shorter than column foott; pollinia 8, solid-waxy, laterally compressed; caudicles present; stipe absent; viscidium absent.