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Hybridizing Notes: Odm. Extraria × Oda. George McMahon

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago Registered in 1920, Odm. Extraria (Odm. crispum × Odm. laeve) went nowhere. But a David Stead remake at Mansell & Hatcher introduced us to the alba strain of Odm. Extraria and it is a handsome ... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Oda. Joe's Drum

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago Considered one of the finest patterned Odontiodas ever created, by David Stead at Mansell & Hatcher, Oda. Joe's Drum was first brought to the US by Tim Brydon. Tim, a foundation officer of ... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Odcdm. Tribbles ‘Pacific Pearl’ × Oda. (Shine Gate × Wearside Pattern)

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago This is the classic style flower from Odcdm. Tribbles' hybrids, usually on tall, branched stems and nearly always with the typically triangular Onc. trilobum lip. This is a triploid hybrid as 'Paci... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Rhync. bictoniense v. sulfureum & some Rhync. rossii

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago I'm just going to call this Odm. bictoniense for now as Rhyncostele sounds way too like an uncomfortable disease plus it makes fertile hybrids with many members of the Odontoglossum Alliance. Howev... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Odtna. Brugensis remake - Howard Liebman

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago Known as Odtna. Brugensis, this 1913 hybrid between Mps. vexillaria and Cyrtochilum edwardii, was remade by Howard Liebman and treated with colchicine if I recall correctly. I had a number of seedl... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Perlite's Odcdm. Tiger Barb

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago (Odm. maculatum x Odcdm. Tiger Ham burhen) Well I must be honest and say that this hybrid never really impressed me! The Odont world is full of yellows and while I love Odm. maculatum hybrids wh... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Oda. Koo Wee Rup ‘Tiffany’

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago If Tim Brydon gives the varietal name of ‘Tiffany’ to any of his Odonts, you’d better take notice! It means the plant is the best of the cross that he has bloomed. I am figuring that Tim remade the... Read More

Hybridizing Notes: Oda. (McLaren Vale × Desirable) 'Pacifica'

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago An Altmann crossing, registered by the late John Hainsworth. Philip Altmann seems to have dropped out of the orchid world and I still miss John Hainsworth, a great character and a "can do" type of ... Read More

Odontoglossum harryanum

Author is Henry Williams, posted about 2 years ago O. HARRYANUM, Rchb.f.—An extraordinary species, which, when introduced in 1886, came as a great surprise to the Orchid growers of this country. The particular spot in the United States of Colombia ... Read More

Suddenly the Penny Dropped

Author is Andy Easton, posted about 2 years ago I have always been fascinated by Vuylstekeara Cambria. It was the first Odont that I ever got from Keith Andrew, the original mother plant no less and I registered my first hybrid from it in 1984, ... Read More

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