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HYB: 201 Homework -- Complex Patterns


Finishing the seedling descriptions
with a few really complex ones.  In each
case, the ground is essentially a yellow
amoena, but the yellow flush on the
standards is much like that of the ivory =

ground pattern. =


MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
Previously described under the
introductions post.
This seems to combine the =

ivory-ground pattern with a soft
yellow amoena and soft-blue
bitone.  The mixture of pigments
yields pearl-grey standards, and
apricot falls washed with plum.
[Don't forget that nice big oxblood
signal!]

PALIMPSEST
Previously described under the
introductions post.  =

Ground appears to be a soft
yellow amoena, overlay a soft
blue-violet bitone EXCEPT for
an area around the beard where
white ground shows through the
stippling.

89-1-4
S.  Pinkish ivory, with yellowed ivory
flush extending up the midrib.
Style arms golden yellow.
F. Apricot with blush of violet and small
stippled violet signal.
One of my favorite flowers -- just wish
the plant had been stronger.


ASSIGNMENT:

Now that you've seen how the flavone,
carotene & anthocyanin pigment patterns
can interact in a single flower, let your
imagination run wild.  What other complex
patterns can you envision?


End of seedling observations....

Sharon McAllister
73372.1745@compuserve.com





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