paph rod. mcclellan three star

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  1. Dec 25, 2017 #1

    jemmam

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    Does anyone recognize that name....everything but the 'star' part is clear on the tag which came from yard sale. its going to bloom, looks light in color.

    Merry Christmas!
     
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    Paph. Rod McClellan is Sheerline x Golden Acres, a nice yellow-green from notable parents. It was first registered by McClellans, which operated as an orchid nursery in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the 1970s; the grex was more recently remade by Hillsview in the early 2000s. Your clone, ‘Three Star’, does not appear in any of the reference material I have, but, as this was a very well-distributed grex (including to England; at least one clone has an RHS award), unawarded named clones are not particularly surprising.
     
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    Tim, I love it when you answer questions! We all learn soooooo much!
     
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    wow, Tim.
     
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    I remember when the McClellan's changed over their orchid nursery to something else..I was living in Fremont, Ca..1992 I believe..It was the end of an era in that area..The Tonkins and The Cattleya guy (Forsythe Orchids ?) in Livermore also...all gone in the same timeframe. My first Paph was a complex from McClellan's in that year
     
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    Rod McClellan's "Acres of Orchids", in South San Francisco, was one of my "must" stops when in the Bay Area. I can't tell you how many of their plants became carry-ons on my way back home.
     
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    photo?
     

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