Hetaeria Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 409 ['Etaeria']
- Genus Aetheria Endl., Gen. Pl. (1837) 214
- Genus Cerochilus Lindl., Gard. Chron. (1854) 87
- Genus Etaeria Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 409
- Genus Rhamphidia Lindl., J. Linn. Soc.
Sympodial terrestrial plants. Stem elongated, slightly succulent, basal part usually creeping, forming a rhizome, apical part erect. Leaves few, crowded, spirally arranged, sheathing at the base, glabrous, persistent, convolute, green, herbaceous. Inflorescence a many-flowered terminal raceme. Flowers very small, not or only partly resupinate, greenish or brownish. Sepals free. Petals free, about as long as the dorsal sepal, usually cohering at the apices. Lip without spur, not mobile. Column in front with two lamellae. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, sectile, caudicles present, stipe absent, viscidium present. Stigma with two clearly separated lobes.
Species present in New Guinea:
Hetaeria latipetala var. longirostris