Noid Vinicolor Paphiopedilum
My noid paph opened its flower during the first week of March. These pictures were taken on March 9th. The spike matured rapidly, taking only 6 weeks between the first sighting of the flower bud to flower opening. However, the final opening of the flower occurred over several days, so it's difficult to pinpoint an exact blooming day.
Vinicolor paphiopedilum noid closeup, natural light
The flower is 3.5 inches in height, and 4.5 inches in width. The spike is just over 12" tall. It opened with several imperfections which weren't there when I purchased this orchid last year. There is the little dry spot at the front of the pouch. Additionally, the dorsal sepal never fully opened. It leans forward at a 45 degree angle.
Vinicolor noid paph, backlit front view
Still, I love the deep berry color on this orchid, as well as its quick and undemanding growth habit.
Paph noid vinicolor, front view flash