A terrestrial herb with erect glabrous flowering stems arising from a creeping, branching rhizome, 0.2-0.3 cm in diameter, bearing remote scales and clustered roots at intervals along the length. Stems 10-25 cm long, enclosed below by five to eight imbricate obtuse sheaths, two-leaved at the apex. Leaves plicate, spreading, flabellate, obtuse, rounded or apiculate at the apex, 10-13 cm long, 7-11 cm wide, ciliate on the entire to erose margin, with 11 to 13 radiating veins. Inflorescence one-flowered) erect; peduncle 10-11 cm long, sparsely pubescent; bract ovate-lanceolate, acute, sparsely pubescent. Flower nutant, white to pink with crimson spots at the base of the petals and larger spots on the lip especially within, the staminode purple-red with a white tip; pedicel, and ovary 1.8-2.3 cm long, densely shortly tomentose. Dorsal sepal curving forwards, ovate-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute or acuminate, 4.5 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, pilose towards the base, .ciliate; synsepaI elliptic, naviculiform, acuminate and bidentate at the apex, 4.5-5.2 cm long, 2.5-3 cm wide, pilose towards the base. Petals spreading-deflexed, flat, oblong-oblanceolate, acute or acuminate, 4.8-5.3 cm long, 1.5-1.8 cm wide, pilose towards the base. Lip calceiform, ovoid to ellipsoidal in shape, with a narrowly pandurate mouth, often shortly apiculate at apex, 5.5-6.5 cm long, 4 cm wide, the margins incurved, the veins sunken especially towards the apex, barbate-pubescent within. Column c. 1 cm long, greenish white; staminode convex, ovate-sagittate, cuspidate or blunt at apex, c. 1 cm long, 0.7-0.8 cm wide.
Flowering in April and May.