Lepidogyne Blume, Coll. Orchid. (1858) 93, t. 25
Sympodial terrestrial plants. Stem elongated but relatively short. Leaves many, crowded, sheathing at the base, glabrous, dorso-ventrally flattened, not articulate, convolute, herbaceous. Inflorescence terminal, a raceme. Flowers small, resupinate, (orange-)red or brownish. Sepals free. Petals free, about as long as the median sepal, usually cohering at the apices. Lip without spur, not mobile, concave, inside with a transverse row of papillae. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, sectile, caudicles present, stipe absent, viscidium present. Stigma 1.