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- Subject: Bearded-beardless crosses
- From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
- Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 09:20:33 -0700 (MST)
I don't know of even a single bearded-beardless hybrid. Does anyone else?
One assumes that this has been tried many times in the history of iris
Or maybe not: Perhaps it was just assumed that it couldn't happen so no
one tried very hard.
There are bearded-crested hybrids, but also so far as I know, no
Given this information it seems that the subgeneric classification of the
genus Iris should be revised. Crested irises should no longer be grouped
with beardless irises, but either with bearded ones or in a separate
What do you think?
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