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RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • 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.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)

> ----------
> From: 	Mark, Maureen[SMTP:MARKM@tc.gc.ca]
> Reply To: 	iris-l@rt66.com
> Sent: 	Thursday, May 28, 1998 1:18 PM
> To: 	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: 	RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
> 
> Is ours a pseudacorus-versicolour, or was it lavigata?
> 
> Maureen Mark
> 998-6516
> 
> > ----------
> > From: 	Bill Shear[SMTP:BILLS@hsc.edu]
> > Reply To: 	iris-l@rt66.com
> > Sent: 	Thursday, May 28, 1998 11:48 AM
> > To: 	Multiple recipients of list
> > Subject: 	SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
> > 
> > Many of you have probably gotten the current SIGNA pages now, with
> an
> > 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
> the
> > 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
> falls
> > 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
> > FAX (804)223-6374
> > email<bills@hsc.edu>
> > 
> > "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.
> > 
> > 
> 





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