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Re: turkeys ,rebloomers

--- In iris-talk@egroups.com, Bill Shear <wshear@e...> wrote:
> >> From: 	Christie Pierson
> >> we have a new seedling that seems to be a reverse plicata-
amoena. The
> >> standards are white ground dotted and speckled blue,falls are 
white ,no
> >> haft marks. Very upright closed standards hide solid blue 
stylecrest. We
> >> looked in our catalogs and noticed most plicatas had their 
markings on the
> >> falls or all around the flower ,not just on the top. Is this 
> >> new?
> I saw some seedlings like this or approaching it in the reselect 
fields at
> Schreiners' last May.  I think if you check various photo sources, 
> see that this is the logical end point of a series of blue plicatas 
> way back into the diploids.  The blue marks on the falls get finer 
> finer, ultimately disappear from the lower part of the fall, then 
> restricted to a few haft marks, and finally (as in your seedling) 
are gone
> altogether.  I don't know if anything like this last step has ever 
> introduced.
> I wonder how this relates to the reverse blue amoenas or bitones 
like 'In
> Reverse'?  Whatever the gene is that keeps the color out of the 
falls could
> also be expressed in a plicata, removing the plicata pattern from 
> falls.  Moving this into other colors could produce some very 
> patterns, such as yellow standards and white falls from 
> Or am I just dreaming?
> Bill Shear
> Department of Biology
> Hampden-Sydney College

I do have a SDB reverse yellow amoena glaciata. Pale yellow standards 
and white falls. Could you look at my recent photos on iris-photo and 
comment on what you see. I sem to have discovered a new gene that 
effects plicat distribution color.
Chuck Chapman

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