I'll be happy to show more pics when fully open abax! I took a pic about 20 mins ago or so - and we get to see an early preview. The buds of this one have been developing in full sun - so quite warm temperatures during development. And it looks like when the temperature is warm, the lip rim doesn't get the pinky colours.
But I think if I allow the buds in the shade, and not let the buds get too warm, then the flowers gets some colour on the rim too --- like in this pic here --- (which is from a different plant, but same clone - buds developed with cool temperature) ----- getting a pink gumball bubble effect hehehe
The pic below is the one taken about 20 minutes ago. The colours are much nicer when seen with the eyes. The green-lime colour is really quite flourescent when we watch with our eyes. It's much more sparkly or glittery when seen with the eyes, even though the camera does show some bright bits from the sparkles.
Abax ----- I forgot to take a big whiff today. I will remember to check on that. For previous flowerings ----- I have genuinely not detected any fragrance/scent from this particular clone - in the past that is. But hopefully I can get at least something - at some time! I grow another kind of Mem. Helen Brown too - having a clonal name of 'Sweet Afton' --- which does have a nice scent though!
The Rlc. Memoria Crispin Rosales produced such as strong fragrance in the growing area, that I sometimes need to pick up another orchid (with flowers) and move clear of the area to avoid 'contamination' from the Mem. Crispin Rosales hahaha
This morning, those little 'traces' of pink patches on the lip rim became a lot more prominent. Caught me by surprise. We had fairly low temperatures last night ------ low --- but not snow climate low heheh. Eg 11 or 12 degrees C.
Haven't taken any pics of it yet. Will take some tomorrow morning.
The pink patches can be seen a bit in these pics. But definitely - it's nowhere near as patchy as it gets when the buds are allowed to form without getting too warm. But ----- quite a nice subtle effect here.
Almost forgot ------ when these sort of catts are kept in the shade, the chartreuse colour will be retained. But if the flowers are kept in sunny conditions, they will get yellow too. So a nice variety of colour can be seen. In this case, this orchid gets a fair bit of sun on it --- getting nice yellow.