Macodes (Blume) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. (1840) 496
- Genus Argyrorchis Blume, Coll. Orchid. (1858) 120
- Genus Pseudomacodes Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew (1892) 127
Sympodial epiphytic or terrestrial plants.Stem elongated. Leaves few, sheathing at the base, glabrous, dorso-ventrally flattened, not articulate, convolute, herbaceous. Inflorescence terminal, a raceme. Flowers small, resupinate or not, brown with a white lip. Sepals free. Petals free, about as long as the dorsal sepal, usually cohering at the apices. Lip without spur, not mobile, asymmetric. Column twisted, in front with two lamellae. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, sectile, caudicles present, stipe absent, viscidium present. Stigma 1.