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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2009, 09:46:33 AM »
I share the 'not Clairette' view (sorry Tony G). Here's a pic from last year of what I am growing as Clairette.



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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2009, 10:56:10 AM »
Winwen

I wish it would set seed.

Will try to tickle it - know where pollen is, but the style is another matter.  ???

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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2009, 11:17:28 AM »
Diane   Where did you acquire your Kuh-e Abr?  It looks a good doer and I would like some in my front scree, where others flourish. 
Rareplants.co.uk 

Anthony how did you know? you said that without me moving my mouse.  I did have them from Paul Christian, but it is available from various Dutch traders.   

Whilst browsing around looking at reticulate irises, I was reminded of Alan McMurtrie's amazing website
http://www.reticulatas.com/HTML%20Pages/index.html
If you've never been there, take a look
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2009, 12:18:54 PM »
Lvandelft,
I think the color of the standards and falls may be slightly variable.
While Arthur's falls seem to be "plum", falls of McMurtrie and Dirk (as well as Janis) are night-blue. The same goes with the standards, which vary from  pure white to ice-white and further to very light blue.
Dirk has also published photos of other Reticulatas from Iran here, which seem to be "near" to his "Bazoft"-Iris, but have "plum"-colored falls and standards which are even more blue than those of your Iris (see: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1194.195).

I strongly believe, that all of these Irises are from Zagros-Mountains of Northwest-Iran and only represent slightly differing forms of the same iris (what species or variety ever this may be....).
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2009, 12:53:10 PM »
Winwen

I wish it would set seed.

Will try to tickle it - know where pollen is, but the style is another matter.  ???

Arthur, we've had this "sex with an Iris" problem before! Here is the info you need, from a thread we've quoted before in the quest to ID your iris.....
http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/139/24790.html

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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 5:36 pm:

The Style sits as always in the middle. The stigma is threeparted and coloured like a petal. You have an outer set of petals, the falls. You also have an inner set (nearly aborted in danfordiae) The standards. The stigma segments are those in the middle that lie upon the falls. The Pollen should be deposited on a kind of crest that sits on the underside where the outher part curves upwards.
The stamen lies in the tube formed by the fall and the stigma section.
An Iris flower is thus a kind of triple flower each with one stamen and one stigma ridge. Each pointing in a different direction.
A pollinating insect will try to get down the tube and will get pollen on its back and deposit it on the stigma of the next flower

There are further descriptions on that same page, which may help.


There is also a dissection of an Iris flower shown somewhere in old or new Forum pages, too ....but where?  :-\
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2009, 02:54:15 PM »
Same thread Maggi - last post at the end of the page - you have to click the photo to see it though !
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2009, 03:24:52 PM »
Thanks, Luc! Very helpful....it's Andrew's photo... I'll repost it here, for convenience....
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Left to right, petal - standard (going over), petal - fall, style arm (turned over) and stamen.
The bit that needs pollenating then is just below the V of the style arm.


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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2009, 10:02:10 AM »
Always blooming since before Christmas

Iris histrio aintabensis
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2009, 10:13:42 AM »
Very good form Dom !!
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2009, 07:07:08 PM »
Dom,
I comply with Luc.
Warming up my heart. :D
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2009, 10:12:51 PM »
Here's my Iris bakeriana today. I had one of those moments that occurs in a Hammer Christopher Lee vampire film: daylight rapidly diminishing before my eyes. No bloke with a hammer and stake and sleeping wench with soon-to-be-heaving bosom because bloke with said stake is too late. :P Heigh ho. Set the flash to bounce off the greenhouse roof.
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2009, 10:30:24 PM »
That is a super photo, Anthony.

 Cannot make head nor tail of the rest.... you're getting as bad as Mark... what are you on about?....I can see that fading light = spooky=Hammer horror film.... but then it seems that your wench with the heaving bosom is already the victim..... no, I can't cope... I give up  :P :(

 I do like the Iris though... such elegant flowers.
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2009, 09:16:58 AM »
I'm pleased with the plant as last year I just had one flower. :)
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2009, 09:28:21 AM »
Very nice flowers and wonderful pic under the circumstances Anthony !!  :D
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2009, 06:49:35 PM »
Very nice Anthony.
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