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Re: SPEC: Moraea morlettii

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPEC: Moraea morlettii
  • From: "Francesca R. Thoolen" <irisgirl2@home.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 07:28:14 -0700

Paul, I have looked it up in my L.H. Bailey's Standard Cyclopedia of
Horticulture, a 3 vol work reprinted in 1953 and it is not listed there. Of
coarse it might have been a new discovery since that time. Sorry.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Tyerman" <ptyerman@ozemail.com.au>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 4:51 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] SPEC: Moraea morlettii

> Howdy All,
> This opened in my garden today.  Can someone please verify that it IS
> Moraea morlettii?  I cannot find the species in my books to even find a
> description.
> The plant is similar in growth habit to Moraea spathulata in that it has
> the single leaf from which emerges the unbranching stem from which the
> flowers emerge at the tip (at least that is the case so far), however the
> solitary leaf is something like 4 inches wide and 4 foot long, and the
> spike is an inch thick and 3 foot high.  The flowers on the other hand are
> only around 2 inches wide and seem somewhat out of proportion to the
> generous size of the rest of the plant.  Also unlike M. spathulata the
> flower nods rather than pointign upwards.  Very reminiscent of a lilium
> actually.
> The flower observations are ONLY based from this one flower which is the
> first time it has flowered for me, so they may not be typical.
> Can anyone confirm whether this fits the bill for M. morlettii?
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> Cheers.
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
> mailto:ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
> Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Crocus, Cyrtanthus,
> Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that
> doesn't move!!!!!

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