You are correct - - and that is why I wrote it up
as:...... " Here is a luminata-plicata
LEGEND OF CAMELOT is a
luminata-plicata. I'm not sure that I can explain this as
correctly or as thoroughly as a geneticist, but I'll give it a try. This is an
iris that A.) exhibits both the luminata genes which are showing up as the
typical white veining in the falls/ or what some may call white background
falls with a color wash on the second petal layer exposing the veining;
along with B.) the plicata markings/or colored veining around or
near the beard and throat area (as well as sometimes on the rims).
There also exists ringed/or rimmed luminata
plicatas. I hope this helps.
~ Margie V.
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Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 5:02
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Legend of
Margie, I'm pretty sure that isn't a luminata - my understanding is that
the characteristic of luminatas is that they do <not> have pigmented
veins in the throat - those purple veins mean it is not
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>