I am not aware of anything of that sort, Bill, but
who knows? With our iris genetics already complex, new alleles crop up
frequently, and new species are getting stirred into the mix.
Keppel is introducing a seedling from and open
pollenated *I. astrachanica* KALMIKIJ X a table iris, of table height. The
little cutie is diploid, but that never stopped anyone in the past from jumping
the ones they chose up to the tetraploid level. What are we going to call
THAT pattern? It certainly isn't the same as the vein-colored "butterfly
wing" *I. variegata* derivitives.
The outside of falls never seem to have anything
distinctive about them. The central, thick-fleshed area is green, with the
fall expressing the self colors (which are also those showing in Dominant
amoenas in the fall petal) but never any of the other interesting things.
Plicatas show, as do some yellow-white combinations, where the underside
(actually outside, in bud) of the fall and the outside of the standards are
yellow, the other surface of both is white. Those, I suppose, could be
described as "distinctive" characteristics, but I've never seen any anthocyanin
patterns of that nature. Keppel's INSIDE TRACK probably has pretty solid
underside of the fall, matching the outside of the standards, but the
green-supporting central-base of the fall prevents it from having a "solid"
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