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Re: HYB: mogensen R 15-68 (space-age list)

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: mogensen R 15-68 (space-age list)
  • From: "Neil A Mogensen" <neilm@charter.net>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 19:59:57 -0400

Sorry!  I managed not to get a photo of the yellow and white one.  The number is R 15-65--and is the pollen source for the tag dangling down from the top of the frame of -68.  The parentage was Happenstance X Power Woman, the latter being from (Swingtown X Romantic Evening).
This "Joyce Terry" pattern was the only one of those blooming from the cross to be of that sort.  Most were either yellow with washed-out Umbrata overlay on falls, one pink with same, or red-violets with a thin wash of Umbrata overlay--all of which were very strongly marked in the hafts, typical of low-dose levels of Umbrata.
In case anyone is puzzled by what is meant by "Umbrata"--this is a term Linda Mann suggested for the "shadow" pattern of color on the falls of classic (Wabash type) amoenas, the related neglectas and classic variegatas.  In Latin, "shadow" has the "Umbr-" root, with "-ata" added by analogy with terms like plicata, glaciata, variegata and so on.  It appears to be inherited on a somewhat dosage-dependant dominant basis.  It can and does appear with the dominant amoena ( I(s) ), yellow, pink, orange, white, blue and whatever else gets combined with it--except perhaps the dominant white and plicata. 
Linda comments elsewhere that Chuck Chapman suggests seeing what happens when one tries to combine Umbrata and plicata.  I suspect one would get something rather like 'Starlit Velvet,' perhaps.  'Starlit Velvet' is from 'Night Lady,' a red-black with "slightly deeper F," crossed with 'Spinning Wheel.'  The pattern in the hafts of 'Starlit Velvet' does suggest plicata is expressed.
A good photo of SV can be found on Denise Stewart's Snowpeak website.
Neil Mogensen  z 7 western NC

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