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

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 from  India Biodiversity Portal)

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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.


540 ID wild Orchid: 10 high res. images.
Please ID wild Orchid,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 10JUN2023, 03pm
Habitat: wild moisture evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: epiphyte Orchid, unbranched, nice stem, perennial
Height: 08cm
Leaves: alternate elongate obtuse acute simple smooth flexible fleshy, size upto: 12×2.5cm
Flower: axillary spike inflorescence, clustered, diameter:06mm, off white with violet, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule green into brown ovoid ridges
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Cottonia peduncularis

Sorry not Cottonia

Thank you very much for the ID suggestion of my Orchid, it’s flower is smaller than C. peduncularis, but very close.  My ID #77 is of C. peduncularis identified by you.

Cottonia peduncularis has very long peduncles inflorescence axis about  60 to 70 cm & then Cottonia has only one species so my identification was wrong I have hurried without watching pictures properly

It is always advisable to please take some time to take pictures, from multiple angles and good closeups.
Otherwise you wont be able to get your plants identified.
I think this is Diplocentrum congestum, but not easy to make out.

Yes, it is, thank you very much for ID my Orchid. Only one individual was growing there too height so that it doesn’t easy to capture in more angles, and raining also, so I spent more time than as usual. Not only this, all flowers are attacked by caterpillar.


Diplocentrum congestum ID #540: 12 high res. images.
Sharing more images

Flower date: 22MAY2024, 02.15pm
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Idukki Kerala INDIA (same plant)

Beautiful, Diplocentrum congestum.






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