Plants 5-30 cm. Stems green, succulent, glabrous. Leaves: blade green, ovate to elliptic, 2.5-7 × 1.8-4.5 cm, apex rounded to obtuse or subacute. Inflorescences 5-30-flowered, lax, 50-130 mm; floral bracts rhombic-ovate to lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous to slightly glandular; peduncle and rachis glandular-pubescent. Flowers yellowish green, small; pedicel filiform, 4-12 mm, glandular-puberulent; sepals and petals distinct and free, spreading, only slightly reflexed; dorsal sepal linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2.8-4 × 0.5-0.8 mm, apex acute to acuminate; lateral sepals linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, falcate, 2.8-4 × 0.5-0.8 mm, apex acute to acuminate; petals linear to linear-lanceolate, slightly falcate, 2.8-3.5 × 0.5-0.8 mm, apex acute to acuminate; lip sessile, cuneate to obovate, 4.5-6 × 2-4.5 mm, apex rounded to retuse, apiculate, apical margin slightly erose or crenulate; disc with pair of dark green stripes, each swollen at base and with small horn 1 mm from top of each swelling; column short, 1.5-2 × 1 mm. Capsules semierect, ovoid to subglobose, 5 × 4 mm, glabrous. 2n = 34. Flowering late Apr--Sep. Dry litter of mixed and coniferous forests, dense moist, coniferous forests, and on boggy wooded slopes, also damp to wet conditions on moss-covered rocks or in mossy soil; 100--2200 m; Alta., B.C.; Alaska, Calif., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.