This epiphytic orchid is a small herb that bears beautiful flowers; alluded to by the specific name of bella (2). Aerial roots hang down from the platform upon which the plant is situated, the orchid’s stem is covered with dead greyish-brown leaves below and is leafy above (4). The flower stalk, or inflorescence, is horizontal or drooping and may carry up to 25 delicate red flowers. The sepals and petals of the flower are narrow, yellowish-cream below but with many pink or crimson blotches above (2). The lip petal is fleshy with three lobes and it is also marked with dark red blotches (2).
- Length: 75 cm (2)