Re: HYB: wide or interspecies crosses
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- Subject: Re: HYB: wide or interspecies crosses
- From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 16:27:15 -0600 (MDT)
On Mon, 13 Oct 1997, Chad Schroter wrote:
> Have seen some interesting messages referring to interspecies cross's,
> ones I think I remember were Louisiana Tet. by Spuria and Louisiana Tet. by I.
> versicolor. I have read about some in WOI specifically involving I. pallida, I.
> tectorum, I. japonica, i.e. the evansias. How can I predict what will "take" as
> some of these crosses involve some strange Chromosome counts (28 x 30) etc. I
> have most types of Iris including some Tet. Louisiana's and several species iris
> and would like to play around but don't know what "works". It would be more fun
> if the offspring had some chance of being fertile instead of mules. Louisiana x
> Spuria sounds pretty WIDE to me, like PCI by Siberian (CalSibe ?). Any fun
> suggestions out there ?
> Chad Schroter in Los Gatos CA Zone 9b
Chad and others:
From Lorena Reid's price list, these are the interspecies crosses
she has been making.
Sino-Siberians Himalayan sibes X PCN
Cal-Sibes Above hybrid crossed with PCN
Sibtosa Siberian X setosa
Versi-laev Versicolor x laevigata
As far as I know, there has not been a 'combining form' to produce
a name for the spuria x la or for the versicolor x la cross that produced
LITTLE CAILLET. Sounds Spanish but how about La-spu and La-versi. It may
also be that the first part of the name may be the pod parent, but I do
I have been testing all of the above types from Reid and
Mertzweiller/Caillet, and all have grown well except the Sinos, which have
all died. The sibtosas grow like kudzu.
Shafer/Sacks have introduced versicolor hybrids, but I do not know
what the other parent is, nor do I know the make-up of MYSTERIOUS MONIQUE,
which was quite the rage earlier this year on Iris-l.
Enid Lake, MS 7/8