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  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: SCARLET BUTTERFLY
  • From: "smcallister.geo" arilbredbreeder@cs.com
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 07:57:03 -0000

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "donald" <donald@e...> wrote
> But 'Butterfly Wings' - at least the one marketed - would have been 
> a 1/4 bred.  The aril grandparent is supposed to have been I. 
iana.  Therefore any seedling using a TB as the other parent 
> would have resulted in the 1/8 type cross under the old arilbred 
> classification system.  Now SCARLET BUTTERFLY would have to be 
> registered as a TB.  Its growth habits conform to that.

Under the modified chromosome set system in use today, SCARLET 
BUTTERFLY might qualify as either a 1/4-bred or TB.  From growth 
habits and flower characteristics alone, I'd guess it's a 1/4-bred 
but karotype analysis would be required to answer the question 

Sharon McAllister

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