|August 23. 2000
Blc. Toshie Aoki X Bl. Richard Mueller
|Lc MiniPurple 'Blue'
|August 27. 2000
The diminutive flowers on this Orchid are truly curious. They resemble tiny (cooked) lobster claws rather than the showy flowers of a "typical" gorgeous Orchid.
see close up below
4 days later - both flowers are open and looking very pretty in dainty lilac
August 31. 2000
The picture below shows the structure of the lip a little clearer.
I moved the plant indoors to protect the flowers from the unusually cold nighttime temperatures this week. In the evening the flowers give off an interesting but pleasant scent. To describe it - a mix of Carnations, Vanilla and Cinnamon comes close.