Congested Diplocentrum
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Congested Diplocentrum
ative Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Congested Diplocentrum
Botanical name: Diplocentrum congestum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Congested Diplocentrum is a warm growing orchid growing on trees, with a short stem carrying a few, linear leaves. Stem is 2-4 cm long. Leaves are 10-15 x 0.4 cm, linear, keeled, two-lobed at tip. Flowers are pink, borne in 10-20 cm long, rarely branched racemes. Dorsal sepal is 3-3.5 x 2 mm, elliptic, bimucronate at tip, 3-veined, lateral sepals 4 x 2.9 mm, broadly obovate, pointed, 3-veined. Petals are 3 x 1.5 mm, oblong-elliptic, blunt, 3-veined, lip 6 x 3 mm, ovate-lanceshaped, blunt, 5-veined, with 2 collateral spurs. Congested Diplocentrum is native to Peninsular India.

Identification credit: Ravee Bhat Photographed in Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka.

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