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■(AB) 'Tropical Bird'

1969, Clark

'Tropical Bird' OGB+ (Leo Clark, R. 1969). AB (3/4), 26" (66 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards white, flushed and finely veined violet, veining stronger at edge; huge style arms faintly marked violet; Falls bright yellow completely patterned maroon, fine veining toward edges; maroon signal; light brown beard. 'Chenik Aga' X (probably) Kerr interspecies. Sierra View Gardens, 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing TROPICAL BIRD (Leo Clark, 1970), A wild carnival of color greets you in Tropical Bird. Difficult to describe, but very beautiful. Standards are white, flushed and finely veined Violet, with deeper veining at edges. Falls are bright yellow underneath, completely patterned reddish maroon, with fine veining toward edges. Huge maroon signal. Closed S., nicely recurved F., with very wide light brown beard and huge stylearms faintly marked violet. Exotic, and in a class by itself colorwise. Chenik Aga X Kerr interspecies (oncocyclus) hybrid. A "3/4" too. $20.00. Sierra View Gardens.

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