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  Diplocentrum congestum
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Diplocentrum congestum Wight, Ic. t. 1682. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 78. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1449(1013). 1928; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 439. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 413. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 325. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 184. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 805. 2009.
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  Description: 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.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Thannikkudy, Kuchimudi, on way to Nilamel
   
 
   
 
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