Wendy Dunafon wrote:
guess I do not really understand what a luminata is. Can you please explain
it?Wendy Zone 5 a nice 30
degrees and sun and calm today
This is the definition from the Ad Hoc Committee (Keppel, Nelson, Stahly,
Ch.) reporting in the 1972 AIS Bulletin. I not know if it has
been modified since then:
We therefore present the following definition: "Luminata is a genetically
reproducible anthocyanin (violet-Ed.) pattern having its color present
in an irregular marbling in the central areas of the petals and absent
to some degree in the peripheral areas. The marbling effect is produced
by non-anthocyanin veining (white, yellow, pink, or orange), and there
is no anthocyanin in an area to either side of the beard (which area may
or may not extend to the edge of the petal) or in the beard itself.
"The luminata pattern can appear by itself or in combination with the
plicata pattern; when in combination the patterns superimpose one upon
the other, leaving practically none of the flower conspicuously absent
of anthocyanin coloration. The combination condition is generally referred
to as luminata-plicata, or 'lumi-plic'."
Descriptively, then, the luminata has these characteristics:
l. The beard and an area to either side o£ the beard are white
or are colored with carotenoid pigmentation (yellow, pink, or orange).
2. Style arms are similarly colored, although there may be light anthocyanin-like
coloration on the upper portion.
3. Petals are marked in irregular patterns (described as brushed or
marbled) with an anthocanin color which diminishes in some degree toward
petal edges. The marbling is produced by veining of a non-anthocyanin color
(white, yellow, pink, or orange). Petal margins may have a pronounced non-anthocyanin
edge or rim, or the edge may have only a slight lightening of coloration;
or the effect may be anywhere between these extremes. The degree of anthocyanin
marking ranges from very heavy and dark to a very light brushing.
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