The Rattlesnake Orchid Pholidata imbricata is now flowering in my garden. The tiny cream flowers are arranged two by two as in a string of pearls.
I got the bulb from the estate of a friend in the Western Ghats. You can see this plant with its pseudobulbs attached to many trees in the jungle. I have just tied it with a string and hung it from my guava tree, where it pirouettes gracefully in the wind.
This orchid is called 'Mara Bale' in Kannada, and is very useful for healing cuts and scratches in the jungle.I thank the team of the wonderful meme Today's Flowers.