re: iris terminology and umbrata iris
Tom said - <<I like 'umbra' ('umbral' would be the adjective)--or if you want
parallel with plicata, luminata, etc., it could be 'umbrata' (which means
Sounds like 'spot' is the older 'nomenclature' and would take precedence.
But following this through some more, calling an iris an umbrata would be
more descriptive than calling it a spotted iris, which sounds more like
measles than one big area of shading. So it could be an umbrata, an iris
with the umbral pattern, .. i need to go pull weeds.
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