Diplocentrum congestum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1682 1851. ;

 Images by tspkumar


 Images by tspkumar


Stem 2-4 cm long. Leaves 10-15 x 0.4 cm, linear, keeled, bilobed at apex. Flowers pink, in 10-20 cm long, rarely branched racemes; dorsal sepal 3-3.5 x 2 mm, elliptic, bimucronate at apex, 3-veined; lateral sepals 4 x 2.9 mm, broadly obovate, acute, 3-veined; petals 3 x 1.5 mm, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 3-veined; lip 6 x 3 mm, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, 5-veined, with 2 collateral spurs.

Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
Peninsular India (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi





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Family: Orchidaceae
Date: 3rd May 2015
Place: Bangalore, Karnataka (plant was collected from fallen branches in Sakaleshpura, Hassan district)
Habit: Herb

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

woow such a lovely orchid ..i have not seen this yet , it is recorded from Sidhudurg though
Thanks for sharing this beauty, lovely pictures 

Thank you ma’am. I am also lucky to see it.

… rescued it from the fallen branches in Hassan district 🙂




It is my pleasure to share few images of Diplocentrum congestum  (Orchidaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Epiphytic, Moist deciduous forest fringe 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Sakaleshpur, Karnataka about 1200 msl and 1000 msl respectively 

Date: 26-04-2016 and 28-04-2016

Thanks, …, for these marvellous images for this rare posting (2nd after …).


113-TSP-ID-21OCT2016-1: Orchid near Chikmagalur for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Kindly examine and identify this Orchid……..could this be a Diplocentrum sp…??? The images were taken over a period of time from the same plant. 


Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting:Near Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1200 msl 

Date:20-04-2016,17-05-2016,19-05-2016,20-05-2016,25-05-2016 and 01-06-2016

I think this is Diplocentrum congestum. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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