Botanical name: Porpax reticulata Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Gramophone orchid is a very interesting plant which often goes unnonticed growing on tree trunks. It has round pseudobulbs, and obovate green leaves which fall off early. Flowers occur singly, shaped like a gramophone speaker, brick-red in color. Lip is smooth outside, hairy inside, and 3-lobed. Gramophone Orchid is found on isolated trees near streams in evergreen to semi-evergreen forests in Western Ghats. Flowering: April-August.
Identification credit: Satish Phadke
The flower labeled Gramophone Orchid is ...