RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
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- Subject: RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
- From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:53:03 -0600 (MDT)
Oops. I'll let the list know what the answer is. I was just checking
with Sandy, who is in Montreal.
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
> From: Mark, Maureen[SMTP:MARKM@tc.gc.ca]
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> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 1998 1:18 PM
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> Subject: RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
> Is ours a pseudacorus-versicolour, or was it lavigata?
> Maureen Mark
> > ----------
> > From: Bill Shear[SMTP:BILLS@hsc.edu]
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> > Sent: Thursday, May 28, 1998 11:48 AM
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> > Subject: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
> > Many of you have probably gotten the current SIGNA pages now, with
> > emphasis on water irises. It prompted some musings about Iris
> > versicolor.
> > I've bloomed two batches of seed now (from SIGNA) of biversatas
> > ((ensata x
> > versicolor) x versicolor). All have been virtually identical to
> > versicolors. I've only seen pictures of versatas (ensata x
> > versicolor),
> > but they do appear to be intermediate between the two species. I
> > wonder if
> > the biversatas have any ensata genetic material left at all--could
> > large number of versicolor chromosomes simply overwhelm or eliminate
> > it?
> > Sharon, as our chromosome expert, I'd appreciate your take on this.
> > The biversatas produce bee-pollinated seed as readily as pure
> > versicolor.
> > Now blooming is a sibcolor seedling (siberica x versicolor), which
> > does
> > seem intermediate. The plant has versicolor-like foliage and the
> > bloomstalk has a single long branch. The flower is almost perfectly
> > intermediate but with a very sibirica-like bronzy throat in the
> > that
> > is never seen in versicolor (at least never seen by me).
> > In two years I should be seeing bloom on a fair number of
> > versilaevs--and
> > am wondering if anyone is intercrossing these various versicolor
> > descendants.
> > Has anyone seen any pseudacorus x versicolor hybrids?
> > Bill Shear
> > Department of Biology
> > Hampden-Sydney College
> > Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
> > (804)223-6172
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> > "Ruth Adams Club Goes Vertical"
> > --picture caption in the May 12, 1986, edition of the Farmville
> > Herald.
> > The photo shows four elderly ladies standing behind a flower
> > arrangement.
> > They look very grim.