!Diplocentrum recurvum Lindl. 1832

Drawing Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescencen in situ India

Photos by Mitta Mahendranath, Courtesy of Kummara Madhava and Chetty Kothareddy Prasad and A re-collection of Diplocentrum recurvum lindl. (Orchidaceae) after a lapse of 100 years or more from Andhra Pradesh, India Website

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg


Common Name The Recurved Diplocentrum

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in southern India, and Sri Lanka at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few to 10, close, keeled, very narrowly linear, recurved, acute, deeply bilobed, becoming conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary, erect, racemose to few branched, peduncle rather long, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with minute, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Diplocentrum longifolium Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 6 1995 photo not = D congestum; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018