paphiopedilum purpuratum weird flower

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    Paphiopedilum purpuratum season!

    As I say every chance I get, this is my favorite species. I first read about it in Dr. Koopowitz’ PLANT EXTINCTION: A GLOBAL CRISIS, in the 90s. It seemed very hard to find for sale at that time. The story of how untold numbers were ripped from Hong Kong habitat, in bloom, to be sunk into fish...
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    Paphiopedilum purpuratum weirds our again

    Ok so a few weeks ago I posted my P. purpuratum with one big flower and a second flower coming from the same fan (experienced growers say it’s a branched inflorescence down in the fan). Well, here is that flower, now open. What is going on here????? Original flower posted for reference. ‍♂️
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