Pomatocalpa Breda, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Asclep.  (1829) t. 
Monopodial epiphytes. Stem short or elongated. Leaves few to many, arranged in two rows, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, leathery. Inflorescence lateral, a raceme or a panicle. Flowers small, resupinate or not. Sepals free. Petals free, usually rather similar to the dorsal sepal, but sometimes much narrower. Lip adnate to the column, spurred, back wall of the spur provided with an erect, glabrous lamella. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, more or less unequal, solid, arranged in two bodies,caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.