Sepals, round, longer than the long, narrow petals, the latter toothed at apex. Lip, heavily fringed from apex to beyond the middle, oblong in shape. Spur, long, slender. Flowers, large, handsome, in close spikes, on short peduncles, with many floral bracts. Leaves, upper, bract-like; lower, linear, narrow, 4 to 8 inches long, acute. July and August.