Epipogium R.Br., Prodr. (1810) 330
- Genus Ceratopsis Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. (1840) 383
- Genus Galera Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 415
- Genus Podanthera Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Or. 5 (1851) 22. t. 1759
Leafless sympodial terrestrial plants lacking chlorophyll, with tuber-like or coral-like rhizomes. Inflorescence a many-flowered raceme (in tropical Asia; elsewhere also one- to few-flowered). Flowers small, resupinate or not, yellowish or whitish, ephemeral. Sepals free. Petals free, similar to the sepals. Lip spurred [abnormal unspurred forms appear to be fairly frequent locally], not mobile. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, granular, caudicles present, stipe absent, viscidium present. Ovary strongly swollen at anthesis, distinctly stalked.
Species present in New Guinea: