Micropera Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. (1832) sub t. 1522
- Genus Camarotis Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. (1833) 219
Monopodial terrestrial or epiphytic plants. Stem much elongated, rooting along its length, often climbing. Leaves many, arranged in two rows, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, leathery, often abruptly narrowed in the apical part. Inflorescence lateral, a few- to many-flowered raceme. Flowers small, usually not resupinate. Sepals free. Petals free, usually narrower than the sepals. Lip spurred, not mobile, the front wall of the spur with a callus usually consisting of two parallel lamellae, spur inside with a longitudinal dividing wall. Column with a very long, beak-like rostellum. Column-foot short. Pollinia 4, of almost equal size, arranged in 2 bodies, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.