Contrary to published descriptions, the poorly known New Guinea genus Dryadorchis Schltr. neither has a footless column, nor an immobile labellum. The merger of Dryadorchis with Thrixspermum Lour., as proposed by Clements, Wallace, and Jones, is not justified. Chamaeanthus singularis J.J. Sm. and Sarcochilus huliorum Schuit. are transferred to Dryadorchis. A key to the four known species is given.