Here are a couple pictures of my gratrixianum with which I am fairly disappointed. Though I am still :rollhappy: that I got it to bloom. I ordered a “species” gratrixianum and expected to get a white dorsal with purple spots like all the pictures you see. Even the flower in the picture on the dealer's web page I purchased this plant from had a white dorsal with purple spots.
I have two questions: Does this flower fall within the normal variations one would expect to see for a “species” gratrixianum or is it different enough to warrant saying that this is not a true species plant?
Given that it is not typical of the species should I bother with cutting the flower off and letting it put its energy in to growing the other growth that it has started or should I just enjoy the flower for what it is?