Leeanum`Clinkaberrianum`

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    had this for a long time and only just flowered it.=(insigne x spicerianum)
     

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    Can't you just sing that name???? Isn't there a tiny cool-growing orchid
    with a name very close to the 'Clink'?
     
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    great dorsal.
    Is it an 'old' division (considering the clonal name)?
     
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    That is lovely. Such an old cross and still going strong. It will be interesting to see how it matures. How does it compare size wise to the two parents?
     
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    Wonderful shape. The dorsal is a cracker.
     
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    Is the cultivar name really ├žlinkaberrianum'? I know Paph Clinkaberryanum is different hybrid altogether, which is curtisii x philippinense.
     
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    Clinkaberryanum is an interesting name. Must have some kind of history behind it.
     
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    Paph. Leeanum honors William R. Lee, a noted paph grower in the late 1800-early 1900s in England. The commonly available Paph. W.R. Lee 'Lord Derby' AM/RHS is named after him as well. It was first made by Veitch in 1882 but Harry Veitch allowed Sir Trevor Lawrence to register the cross in 1884 (Lawrence made a version of the grex as well, interestingly enough with inferior parents to Veitch's and making much smaller and more poorly shaped flowers). Sir Trevor Lawrence is credited with raising the number of members of the RHS from 1000 to over 10000 during his tenure as president, from 1885 to 1913.

    Leeanum 'Clinkaberryanum' is of interesting provenance. H.T. Clinkaberry was the head grower for the prominent New York builder Charles Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge (and after whom Lc. C.G. Roebling is named). He has a wonderful collection of orchids, probably amongst the best in the United States at the time. He made a version of Leeanum, and 'Clinkaberryanum' was the best of them; a division of the plant was returned across the Atlantic to Veitch, who received an AM/RHS in 1905. How's that for history!!
     
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    Great! I knew there was a story here. Thanks, Tim.
     
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    thanks Tim --you really do know Paphs.--It's a pity you're so far away. or I'm so far away.
     
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    So how did you come across your plant Jim? Is it widely available?
     
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    a division from a friend many years ago. He has since lost his plant and is waiting for the first division from mine.
     
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    I think Tim's historical makes growing this plant all the more special. Thank you for that insight.
     
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    Tim, that is a wonderful account. Thanks.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you! :clap:
     

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