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Re: Photo: New Arilbred: Enigmatic Elf

  • Subject: Re: Photo: New Arilbred: Enigmatic Elf
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" <IrisLady@comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 21:48:01 -0700

That is stunning, Elm. Congratulations on such a fine specimen.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:31 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Photo: New Arilbred: Enigmatic Elf

Hello, everyone!
Here is a photo of my 2007 registration and introduction:
ENIGMATIC ELF (Jensen 2007) AB (OGB) 16" (41 cm)  Light lime yellow self, S. flushed pale green, F. veined brown, burgundy, and green; diffused maroon-brown signal; beards bright orange in throat, wispy white at ends; slight fragrance.  (My Funny Valentine  X  unknown)   [this is an arilmedian]
A critter of some kind chewed the hybridizing tag, so the name was gone, but the letters OGB remained.  It is 1/2 aril.  Why "enigmatic" in the name?  Well, an enigma is a puzzle or a mystery of sorts.  One "enigma" is that it has lots of pollen.  Should it have?  Another "enigma" refers back to my arilmedian, MY FUNNY VALENTINE, its pod parent.  MFV came from an SDB and a pure aril (oncocyclus).  The cross was (Hooligan  X  I. jordana).  The "elf" refers, of course, to its height and to the fact that it is a small flower. Something puzzling happened with that cross in that My Funny Valentine was fertile, a SPEC-X cross.  Anyway, here is Enigmatic Elf.

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