A rhizomatous epiphyte or lithophyte from the Malay Peninsula across Borneo, to the Moluccas. Never common, it is found in open, lowland forests. Linear leaf blades are formed at intervals along a scaly stem. The leaves are about an inch wide and six inches long, glossy, light green above, silvery below and rather leathery. As an epiphyte, it does well mounted but can also be grown in a loose, well drained mix.