Handb. Skand. Fl., 329. 1820.
Herbs, perennial, rather succulent. Roots both slender and palmately divided tuberoids, fascicled, fleshy. Stems leafy. Leaves several, alternate, ascending to recurved, not petiolate; blade obovate to oblanceolate to lanceolate, base sheathing. Inflorescences terminal, spicate racemes, lax to rather dense; floral bracts prominently exserted, foliaceous, often large. Flowers few-to-many, resupinate; lip notched to 3-lobed; lateral lobes prominent, middle lobe reduced, base elongated into short, saccate to scrotiform spur; pollinaria 2; pollinia 2; viscidia enclosed within membrane; stigmas 2-labiate, concave. Fruits capsules, ascending, ellipsoid.
"elongated" is not a number.