|Cirrhaea dependens flower "dark form"|
The flowers are resupinate so even though the inflorescence grows down, the labellum faces up and opens partially. The flowers can have a green to yellow background with pink to red spots over the petals and sepals. The form that is in this photograph is the” dark form” with deep maroon markings on the sepals and petals. The flowers are also short lived similar to Stanhopea and last for only a few days.
|Cirrhaea dependens inflorescence |
with partially opened flowers