Rolfea powellii Ames Terrestrial, often caespitose, to 60 cm tall; stems slender, reedlike. Leaves few, scattered along stem, moderately thin, plicate; petioles to 8 cm long; blades +/- elliptic, 15-30 cm long, 3-15 cm wide. Inflorescences usually axillary, often borne at leafless nodes, racemose or paniculate, to 7 cm long, bracteate at base of flowers; bracts ovate, acute, 5-6 mm long; flowers white, 1.5-2 cm long; sepals and petals +/- spatulate, obtuse, 3 mm wide; lip somewhat trilobate, about as long as but broader than sepals and petals, adnate to base of column; column ca 12 mm long. Fruits narrowly oblong, to 5 cm long, ca 5 mm wide, weakly ribbed. Foster 2362.