Myrmechis Blume, Coll. Orchid. (1858) 76, t. 21
- Genus Tubilabium J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg
Very small sympodial terrestrial or rarely epiphytic plants. Stem elongated, sometimes creeping at the base. Leaves few, very small, distributed along the stem, or crowded near its apex, sheathing at the base, glabrous, persistent, convolute, plain dark green or (in the southeastern part of the distributional range) with silvery or golden veins, herbaceous. Inflorescence terminal, a few-flowered raceme. Flowers small, resupinate, white. Sepals connate or free. Petals free, about as long as the dorsal sepal. Lip without spur, not mobile, at the base with 2 warts. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, sectile, caudicles present, stipe absent, viscidium present. Stigma with two clearly separated lobes, each on a short lateral projection.
Species present in New Guinea: