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Re: SPEC: Moreaea polystachya

From: Wjobe@aol.com

This is what Hortus Third has to say about Dietes.  I don't
pretend to understand it all, but here goes...
Dietes Salisb. ex Klatt. Iridaceae.  About 5spp. of herbs with creeping,
stout rhizomes, native to trop. and s. Africa, 1 sp. to Lord Howe Is.; lvs.
2-ranked. linear to sword-shaped; fls fugacious, perianth tube none, perianth 
segms. 6, inner segms. smaller than outer, stamens 3, filaments seperate, 
style brs. 3, petaloid; fr. a 3-valved caps.
    Cultivation as for Iris.
bicolor Sweet ( Moraea bicolor (Sweet) Spae ). Sts. to 2 ft.; lvs to 2 1/2 ft 
long; fls. to 2 in across, lemon -yellow, outer perianth segms. with a 
blackish-brown basel spot. S. Afr.

catenulata: D. vegata

grandiflora N. E. Br. Sts. to 4 ft. long, erect; fls. to 4 1/2 in. across, 
with orange-yellow and brownish  basal spots, outer perianth segms. with 
yellow-bearded keel, style brs. banded with violet. S. Afr.

iridoides: D. vegata

Robinsoniana (F. J. Muell.) Klatt ( Moraea Robinsoniana (F.J.Muell.) Benth.). 
 Sts. to 6 ft.;lvs. to 6 ft long, firm; infl. branched; fls. to 4 in. across, 
white. Lord Howe Is ( Australia).

Saundersiae:  a listed name of no botanical standing.

vegata (L.) N.E. Br. (D. catenulata (Lindl.) Sweet; D. iridoides (L.) Sweet; 
Moraea cantenulata Lindl.;M. iridoides L,; M. vegata L.) AFRICAN IRIS. Sts. 
to 2 ft. ; lvs, 2-ranked, spreading like a fan; fls. to  2 1/2 in
across, white, outer perianth segms. with yellow or brown spots, crests of 
style marked with blue. S. Afr. Cv
‘Johnsonii’, Lvs. longer, erect; fls. 4 in. across.

This was everything on Dietes.

Since this is going to be a long message, I will break it up into 2 seperate 
The next one will be what Hortus Third says about Moraea iris.

Leslie Jobé in Ky  where I have covered iris twice
 and will be covering them again tomorrow as the temp.
is dropping into the 20s. during the night.
We still have 35 clumps with bloomstalks!!  I want to keep them
going until the 14th, since we are having our iris society
Christmas dinner then!!  There are four I have not seen bloom before!

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