I appreciate the help. Wendy
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Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 1:13
Subject: [iris-photos] Ref: Iris
A number of the iris websites have glossaries -- some
others a bit terse. For example, the HIPS website features the
glossary from 'Garden Irises' L.F. Randolph, Editor. An excerpt
containing perianth-tube is reproduced below:
The development of a new individual from a germ cell
Living for more than two growing seasons.
Perianth -- The collective term
for the petals and sepals (standards and
of the iris flower).
-- The slender tube of the iris flower connecting the ovary
the separate perianth parts (sepals and
Petal -- One of the inner series of perianth parts (one of the
of the iris
Petiole -- The stalk of the leaf. Back to the top
pH -- A
symbol used in designating acidity or alkalinity -- A pH of 7
a neutral condition, lower amounts
indicate acidity, higher amounts
Phenotype -- The sum total of the expressed characters of an
contrasted with its genotype
or genetic constitution, which is often
Phylogeny -- The evolutionary history of a species or other
Pistil -- The female reproductive structure of the flower,
in the case
of the iris flower
the ovary, style, style-branch, and stigma.
Plastid -- A minute body in the
cells in which are located green and yellow
coloring matter (chlorophyll, carotene, etc.).
If you don't have a
reference with an iris glossary, you might
consider downloading and
printing an online glossary.
Of course, the best course of action is to
purchase a complete
reference such as AIS's 'The World of Iris' or Bill
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