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SPEC: I. germanica

  • Subject: SPEC: I. germanica
  • From: Sharon McAllister <73372.1745@compuserve.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 13:53:57 -0500
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From: Sharon McAllister <73372.1745@compuserve.com>

Anner Whitehead wrote:

>  This is a perfectly normal assumption and one that  I made myself in the
>  days of my iris studies, but it is not quite right. The European species
>  germanica, an IB, rarely sets seed and it is not a progenitor of modern
>  bearded iris hybrids. 

I encountered the same folklore many years ago, and also learned that it
was false when I started studying the tetraploid conversion seriously.   I
did, however, find GERMANICA and I. germanica among the progenitors  of our
modern hybrids.  Relatively insignificant, but there.

Sharon McAllister

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