Everything's going as expected. Audrey's opening up nicely.
We can now see the pouch developing inside! Perhaps it will not be as small as I first thought it would turn out to be.
I can see now how the petals are arranged inside the bud as it has developed: the ends of them are firmly clasped by the tip of the dorsal sepal, gently pulling it out of the bud as the sepals widen their gap, uncoiling it. As the gap widens I assume it'll also spread the dorsal tip a bit, finally releasing the petals to be on it's own.
[emotional mode ON/]We all see beauty in life and nature. We all look at the whole picture to drink in the exquisiteness of, if you'll allow me the expression, creation. But for me personally it's these little details that make me go all sappy.[/emotional mode OFF]
About its identity. I've been looking around on the forum and must say that I would now put my money on some hybrid of Paph. Michael Koopowitz and Paph. adductum, except the color seems to be all wrong. Maybe some other forma of either or both?
Bud#2 is now at day one stage, bud#3 still closed with a short stem, bud#4 still growing along with the stalk.
Thank you for watching!