!Diplocentrum recurvum Lindl. 1832 Drawing Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The wiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing courtesy of Enchanting Kerala Website

Common Name The Recurved Diplocentrum

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in southern India, and Sri Lanka as a miniature sized, warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few, very narrowly linear, acute, becoming conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, erect, 7" [17.5 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diplocentrum longifolium Wight 1851

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; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007