Genus Dendrobium section Microphytanthe
Genus Dendrobium sect. Microphytanthe Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 442. Type species: Dendrobium bulbophylloides Schltr.
- Genus Microphytanthe (Schltr.) Brieger in Schltr., Orchideen, ed. 3, 1 (1981) 742. Type species: Microphytanthe bulbophylloides (Schltr.) Brieger (basionym: Dendrobium bulbophylloides Schltr.).
Rhizome elongated, creeping. Pseudobulbs distant along the rhizome, consisting of one internode, ovoid to oblongoid, 1-leaved. Leaves small, thick coriaceous, glabrous; leaf sheath absent. Inflorescences terminal or subterminal laterally just below the apex, short, 1-flowered. Flowers small, resupinate, fleshy, lasting a few weeks. Sepals not connate; mentum not spur-like, large and rather broad, open in front. Petals much narrower than the sepals. Lip mobile on the apex of the column-foot, fleshy, entire or weakly lobed, without keels but sometimes with transverse calli near the middle, glabrous. .