Re: Re: SPEC: Unlabelled African Irid
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: SPEC: Unlabelled African Irid
- From: Kenneth Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 16:21:12 -0800
Thanks for the pointer to the International Bulb Society. M. polystachya
a much taller plant with more upright standards, and, I beleive it blooms
summer here. After poking around I found a reference to Moraea tortilis, which
is described as having "twisted coil, cork screw
foliage" and blue flowers. I couldn't
find a photo, other than of a dried specimen, but a description includes
reflexed". The only problem is that is is supposed to bloom in the fall,
not the spring.
Jan Clark wrote:
Ken I am sure it is one of the moraea's of which there are many (Do a google
for International Bulb Society and check out their gallery).
It looks most like M. polystachya, but that doesn't have spiral leaves. Are
you sure that isn't just a strange abberation? Your photo seems to show a
normal leaf on the other side of the plant.
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