Re: rot parade/miniature tall bearded diploids
Linda Mann asks...
>Do the modern MTBs (miniature tall bearded irises) look like historic diploid
>TBs (tall beardeds)? Or vice versa...
Look at the age of the iris that is the pollen parent of Desert Shield, MTB,
(Varner, T. 91) and you will have your answer. [I will admit to 'loading
the dice' by picking a variegata, however, many other modern MTBs exhibit
parents of comparable age.]
I also worked in Thorbecke--just couldn't resist it!
| Parker 1873 |
Bliss sdlg MM1_|
| | ___unknown______
| | |
| Veitch bef.1897|
Bliss 19 |
| |DeCandolle 1812|
| | |__unknown_______
|_Bliss sdlg MM2|
Reuthe 1890 |