Porpax reticulata Lindl. 1845 Photo by Smita Raskar and The Flowers of India Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Enchanting Kerala Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower in situ Thailand

Side View of Flower in situ Thailand

Plant and Flower in situ Thailand Photos by Amos Tan and His Asiatic Green Orchid Website

Full Shade Hot Warm LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Reticulate Porpax [refers to the netted Pseudobulbs] - The Gramophone Orchid

Flower Size

Found in India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as a mini miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an orbicular to discoid, well adpressed to the substratum pseudobulb enveloped by white sheaths with reticulate nerves carrying [after blooming] 2, oblong-elliptic, minutely papillate, obtuse, sessile leaves that blooms in the later spring on a short, single floweed inflorescence arising with an undeveloped pseudobulb and the plant no leaves at blooming .

Synonyms Aggeianthus marchantioides Wight 1851; Cryptochilus reticulatus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Eria reticulata (Lindl.) Benth. 1883; Porpax papillosa Blatt. & McCann 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing not = P filbuliformis; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001

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