(pronounced: dos-SIN-ee-ah)


Cranichideae subtribe Goodyerinae

If you are an AOS Member, access OrchidPro online to browse and search over 100,000 photos of award-winning orchids and more.

If you are not an AOS member, discover the benefits of joining today


Trailing terrestrials with erect succulent stems. Leaves spirally arranged, petiolate, brightly patterned. Inflorescences terminal erect long-pedunculate cylindric spicate racemes, the floral bracts minute. Flowers resupinate. Dorsal sepal and petals appressed forming a hood, lateral sepals free, spreading. Lip unlobed, the base (hypochile) saccate with a pair of basal glands and a central callus ridge. Column short, without wings or foot; pollinia 2.


Honoring Belgian botanist M. E. P. Dossin.


A monotypic genus endemic to Borneo.

Care and Culture Card

See basic growing conditions and care information below.


Schlechter, R. 1915. Die Orchideen, ed. I. Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin.