Lecanorchis Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1856) 188
Leafless sympodial terrestrial plants, lacking chlorophyll, with short erect underground rhizomes. Inflorescence a raceme or a panicle, wiry, blackish. Flowers below the sepals and petals with a caliculus, a collar-like structure on top of the ovary which is persistent on the fruit, medium-sized, resupinate, brownish or violet outside, often whitish inside. Sepals free. Petals free, similar to the dorsal sepal. Lip without spur, not mobile, entire or 3-lobed, in the basal part adnate to the sides of the column, apex hairy. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, mealy; caudicles, stipe, and viscidium absent. Fruit slender, cylindrical, ribbed. Seed with two slender appendages.
Species present in New Guinea: