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Re: Re: Re: SPEC-X: Flying Dragon

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Re: SPEC-X: Flying Dragon
  • From: "David Ferguson" manzano57@msn.com
  • Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 07:36:28 -0600
  • Seal-send-time: Tue, 16 May 2006 07:36:28 -0600

All I have to add is - good luck.
Fun stuff,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:42 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Re: SPEC-X: Flying Dragon
You've mentioned what I'd just thought of last week,
but was a little reluctant to mention... that FLYING
DRAGON could quite possibly already be an
amphidiploid. As you mentioned, an unreduced [diploid]
gamete from diploid Iris tectorum could have combined
with a normal [diploid] gamete from a tetraploid
bearded iris. This would give an amphidiploid that
should be relatively fertile. I hadn't considered this
possibility for FLYING DRAGON until I had compared the
flower to PALTEC.

The wider, almost overlapping flower segments and
presence of a little pollen made me doubt that FLYING
DRAGON is just a diploid hybrid. I originally had
thought that it was maybe a sort of triploid (normal
haploid gamete from tectorum and normal diploid gamete
from tetraploid bearded) but now I've got to wonder if
I don't already have what I've been working toward.

I used what little pollen there was (from FLYING
DRAGON) to pollinate some blooms on PALTEC and also to
do some selfings. I'm crossing my fingers that one of
these will take.


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