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(MDB) 'Chamaeiris Alba'

1976, unknown

'Chamaeiris Alba' (Origin unknown). DB, Early bloom season. Creamy white self. Parentage unknown; may be a form of I. lutescens. Listed by Van Houtte 1876.

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Memoir 100 provides the following description:

'Chamaeiris Alba' "Color effect a creamy white to slightly darker sulfur-white; size small; form short, open, rounded; flowering habit shy to free; dwarf bearded class; height 4-12 in.; not branched. AQ flower of moderately poor substance; frail texture; smooth or slightly creped surface; good fragrance; poor lasting quality. Its dwarf, smallish flowers bloom early, so that their sulfury mass is interesting.

Standards cream-white, tinged with purplish at the extreme base of the claw; carriage cupped, arched; blade ovate, notched, undulate, ruffled, revolute, crumpled; size 3/4 in. wide, 1 1/2 in long. Falls massicot yellow, slightly tinged with green, reticulated with light brown; carriage flaring; shape spatulate, convex; smooth; size 3/4 in. wide, 1 1/2 in. long Minor parts; beard fine, dense, projecting, tipped with yellow at base; haft broad, canneled; reticulations fine, widely spaced; style-branches very narrow, erect; crest small, recurved, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves green, one third scarious, inflated. Growth weak; increase slow; habit open; foliage stiff, leaves slendor, glaucous yellow-green; stalk erect, with one bud to a sheath."

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Topic revision: r8 - 29 Feb 2016, AlainFranco
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