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Author Topic: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris  (Read 3898 times)

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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2022, 01:01:38 PM »
The last of the reticulatas.  Iris sisianica, a stoloniferous species from Armenia

 First described in this issue of International Rock Gardener by Zubov and Bondarenko ;
http://reticulatas.com/Documents/Iris%20sisianica%20--%202018%20March%20International%20Rock%20Gardener.pdf
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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2022, 03:33:22 PM »
Iris humilis
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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2022, 03:34:53 PM »
 The most remarkable Iris pumila, an Archibald collection under JJA199590.
Very slow to multiply and not always easy to flower well
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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2022, 10:41:13 PM »
ACW 1266 was collected in 1966 by S. Albury, M. Cheese, and J. Watson.  The original field notes of the ACW expedition to Turkey in 1966 state:
- Col 24/5/66
- Exp reference no 1266
- Height 4 inches
- Of common distribution at 1800m.
- Found in high grass pasturage at base of rocky outcrops on north slopes in the province or Siirt in S E Turkey.

Amazingly it turns out ACW 1266 is the Retic we know as Halkis.  In the 1990s Norman Stevens collected some bulbs in the Halkis mountains east and a touch south of Lake Van (Green on map below).  A Dutch bulb grower applied for Plant Breeder Rights under the name Halkis, which were granted in 2007.  Halkis Daği is about 60km outside of Siirt Province, in Batman Province.

The question is: is Halkis a form of Iris sophenensis or is it a unique species on it's own?  Per Tony Hall, its chromosome count is 2n=18.
The photos below show how similar ACW 1266 is to Halkis.  Note: in both cases the fall blotch starts off quite dark when the flowers open

ACW 1266


Halkis  Note: the two flowers at the bottom on either side are just opening and have dark Fall blotches
(At the bottom left is a Hop Pass form of Iris sophenensis)


ACW 1266


Halkis


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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #64 on: April 18, 2022, 11:28:30 PM »
In 2017 Leopard (12-IO-1) bloomed for the very first time.

5 years later the first seedling from it bloomed: 17-BC-1  (05-GQ-1 x 12-IO-1)
It is very surprising that the seedling looks a lot like its pollen parent.
Just like Leopard, 17-BC-1's 'orange' fades over time -- but this is a nice effect

Leopard (12-IO-1)


17-BC-1 March 31, 2022


17-BC-1 Apr 3


17-BC-1 Apr 6


17-BC-1 Apr 7
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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2022, 11:50:49 AM »
Magnificent 8)
Many thanks for showing these beautiful hybrids Alan.
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Re: Iris reticulata season - Hermodactyloides and Scorpiris
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2022, 02:17:49 AM »
17-CR-1


15-CS-1


13-AU-1


18-DX-1


18-BT-1  --  seems to be a true blue (no hint of purple mixing in)




 


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