Poaephyllum Ridl., Mat. Fl. Malay Penins. 1 (1907) 108
- Lectandra J.J.Sm., Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 13 (1907) 55, fig. Type species: Lectandra parviflora J.J.Sm.
Sympodial epiphytes, rarely terrestrials or lithophytes. Rhizome very short. Stem elongated, very slender, wiry, many-leaved. Leaves deciduous, duplicate, narrow, thin-textured but rather stiff, arranged in two rows, glabrous; the base sheathing. Inflorescence lateral, wiry. Flowers opening in succession, small, resupinate, usually greenish, pinkish or purplish with a white lip. Sepals free. Petals free, narrower than the sepals. Lip without spur, not mobile, entire or 3-lobed; basal appendage absent; adnate to the sides of the column foot. Column-foot present; anther with bidentate apex; pollinia 8, solid; caudicles absent; stipe absent; viscidium present.