I have photos of a number of seed pods that were very dark. It seems to be related to purple colouration in spathes. A lot of aphylla species have dark seed pods.
From: thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo. com>
To: iris-photos@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Tue, May 25, 2010 6:42 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Re: HYB: Seedling with better than average PBF
That looks a lot like what 'Tennessee Gentleman' pods look like here.
Here's a picture I posted a few years back:http://www.hort. net/lists/ iris-photos/ jun07/msg00134. html
I wonder if you're seedling can be traced back to 'April Melody' which (if I'm remembering correctly) seems to be a common denominator among many of the purple podded ones.
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Thomas, Chuck, and Donald;
I have been following this with some interest after I found a seedpod that looked like the attached.... anyone seen this dark of seedpod? This is on one of my seedlings attachment #2. This has been on of the cooler spring/early summers in a long time, high temps in the Hi 60's to Lo 70's.