Schoenorchis Reinw. ex Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 361
Small monopodial epiphytes. Stem very short or elongated. Leaves many, arranged in two rows, sheathing at the base, glabrous, dorso-ventrally flattened or terete, deciduous, duplicate, leathery to carnose. Inflorescence lateral, a raceme or a panicle. Flowers small to very small, resupinate, sometimes brightly coloured. Sepals free. Petals free, somewhat smaller than the sepals. Lip spurred, not mobile, about as long as the petals or longer, spur inside without callosities, sometimes with a longitudinal dividing wall inside near the apex. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, about equal-sized, arranged in 2 bodies, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.
Species present in New Guinea: