Trichoglottis Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 359
- Genus Staurochilus Ridl., J. Linn. Soc.
- Genus Stauropsis Rchb.f., Hamburger Garten-Blumenzeitung 16 (1860) 117
- Genus Synptera Llanos, Fragm. (1851) 98
Monopodial epiphytes. Stem elongated. Leaves many, arranged in two rows, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, leathery. Inflorescence lateral, a raceme, a panicle, or carrying a single flower. Flowers small to medium-sized, resupinate, often with red-brown spots. Sepals free. Petals free, usually narrower than the sepals. Lip with or without spur, not mobile, at the base with a hairy lamella. Column at the apex often with two stelids, column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, unequal, arranged in two bodies, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.
Species present in New Guinea: