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

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by Andy Easton

Originally published in The International Odontoglossum Alliance Journal , Supplement Spring 2020 in 2020

Posted by Sys Admin over 2 years ago.


This article references Oda. McLaren Vale, Oda. Desirable, Odm. pescatorei, Odm. crispum, Odm. Nicky Strauss.
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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 the highest order. The cross of Oda. McLaren Vale was a mating between Mansell & Hatcher excellence and the famous Odm. Nicky Strauss, with its strong Odm. pescatorei (nobile) and Odm. crispum blood. Oda. Desirable was all British, Charlesworth for the Durham City pod parent and Mansell & Hatcher for the Aviewood pollen parent. Bob Hamilton put the two together and one of his flasks found its way to Tasmania, the best part of Australia because it is closest to New Zealand! There the Jacksons grew the plant well enough to get a rare FCC from the Australian judges.

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