Diplocentrum congestum Wight 1851 Photo by G Meyer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers

Drawing Photo and drawing courtesy of Enchanting Kerala Website

Common Name The Congested Diplocentrum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern India as a small sized, warm growing monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few, linear, unequally bilobed apically, becoming conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms fall and winter on an axillary, pendent, 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007