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Re: Re: HYB: SPEC: barbata elatior & melitta

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: HYB: SPEC: barbata elatior & melitta
  • From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 21:37:54 -0600

> From: Linda Mann <lmann@icx.net>

> I was unfamiliar with the names Iris barbata elatior and Iris barbata
> nana mentioned in another of your posts, so searched the web to see what
> I could find.  Everything I found was in German? & the translations by
> Google's search engine were a riot!  Total gibberish.  From looking at
> the German web sites in their original form, it looks like these are
> names for different groups of bearded irises, but I wasn't able to
> figure out which is what.  Do you know which of these names correspond
> to what AIS calls tall bearded (TB), standard dwarf bearded (SDB),
> miniature dwarf bearded (MDB), etc.?


"Iris barbata elatior" is Latin for "Tall Bearded Iris" (with the word
order reversed) and "Iris barbata nana" is "Dwarf Bearded Iris". Kohlein
used terms such as these in his book.

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2, AHS Zone 7)


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