Cirrhopetalum "Fascinator"

Cyrapetalum Fascinator With it's elegant, elongated sepal petals, pronounced deep purple lip, burghundy tessalations on the inner portion of the dorsal petal Cirrhopetalum "Fascinator" is a great representative of the complex architecture and stunning color of this genus. 

The electric violet and blue filaments dancing in the breeze above the sepal and dorsal petals just serve to make "Fascinator" more fascinating.

If you hover over the picture at left with your cursor you can see the bloom immediatly prior to opening.  In the picutres below you can see the development of the bloom from a tiny start
Cirrhopetalum bloom in development  Cirrhopetalum Fascinator bloom in development  Here the bloom is just days from opening