A clump-forming terrestrial herb 50-120 cm tall, growing from a short stout rhizome. Stems erect, leafy, glandularpubescent. Leaves 5-10, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 5-15 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, pubescent on veins above and below, glandular-ciliate. Inflorescence racemose, laxly four- to twelve-flowered; peduncle and rhachis glandular-pubescent; bracts foliaceous, the largest at the base to 10 cm long, ciliate and pubescent. Flowers developing from the base upwards, small, nutant, with pale yellow-green sepals and petals, and a white lip with yellowish base blotched with brown inside and with lilac lines, the staminode white with green marks, scented like Cyclamen persicum or Convallaria majalis; pedicel and ovary 1.3-2 cm long, densely shortly glandular- pubescent, the pedicel distinct and slender. Dorsal sepal erect, flat, elliptic-ovate, acute, 1.4-2 cm long, 0.7-1.3 cm wide, pubescent on outer surface, glandular-ciliate; synsepal elliptic, minVtely bifid at tip, 1.2-2 cm long, 0.7-1.5 cm wide, pubescent on outer surface, glandular-ciliate. Petals obliquely spreading, lanceolate, acute, 1.4-1.7 cm long, 0.3-0.4 cm wide, pubescent at base and ciliate on upper margin. Lip globose, 1.5-2 cm long, 1-1.4cm wide, with infolded margins. Column 0.5-0.6 cm long; staminode strongly convex, broadly ovate, obtuse, 0.8-0.9 cm long, 0.6 cm wide; filaments short, blunt.