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re: iris terminology and umbrata iris

Tom said - <<I like 'umbra' ('umbral' would be the adjective)--or if you want
to be
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.

linda mann lmann76543@aol.com

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