Genus Ceratocentron

Ceratocentron Senghas,
Orchidee 40 (1989) 89

Small monopodial epiphytes. Stem short, few-leaved. Leaves sheathing at the base, glabrous, dorso-ventrally flattened, articulate, duplicate, fleshy. Inflorescence lateral, a raceme with a short rachis, few-flowered. Flowers medium-sized, resupinate, orange-red. Sepals free. Petals similar to the sepals. Lip adnate to the column, rather long spurred, not mobile, with an obtuse horn-like projection below the mid-lobe. Column very short. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 2, entire, solid-waxy, caudicles absent, stipe present, narrow, viscidium present, relatively large.

The Philippines, endemic; 1 species [Ceratocentron fesselii Senghas].

Distribution in the Philippines
Luzon (Nueva Ecija).

Epiphyte in lower montane forest.

A pretty little relative of Hymenorchis, mainly differing by the not serrate leaf- and petal-margins, the bright red flowers, and by the horn-like callus below the mid-lobe of the lip.