(pronounced: dip-low-PRO-rah)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae


Small pendent epiphytes with frequently branching stems. Leaves fleshy, alternate, distichous. Inflorescences axillary racemes, fleshy, the floral bracts minute. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip unlobed, concave, rigidly fused to column base, with a thickened central ridge, truncate or with a pair of elongate thread-like appendages. Column short, stout, without wings or foot; pollinia 4, in two unequal pairs on a common stipe and viscidium.


From the Greek diplous, meaning double, and prora, meaning prow, referring to the bifid lip apex.


A genus of two species ranging from southern India and Sri Lanka to Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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