The pure yellow flower form of Iris pseudopumila

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The pure yellow flower form of Iris pseudopumila

Post by MWP admin » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:23 pm

Hi, I was informed about a population of Iris pseudopumila Tineo in Gozo (found around year 2000 and I think by Miss Shirley Ann Micallef), where its flower colour was never been found out. I searched and searched and finally found the small population today!

To my amazement, it was a new flower form for the Maltese Islands - consisting of pure yellow form without any violet patches in the down tepals but these were slightly more intense in colour from the standards. The beard was yellow at the base and gradually changing to white. Only 2 flowers in bloom. Dimensions of flower same as the varigated yellow form.

I just want to share this with you.
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:06 am

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You can read more about this species on the plant profile of Iris pseudopumil [Click here]
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Post by borgcar » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:30 am

Great find. I have never encountered any of the yellow forms so far. Well done.
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:09 pm

hehe prosit king

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:53 pm

Thanks guys! I also recentely found a good population of Iris florentina at Bahrija. never met this Iris before and finally i caught it too. The photos of this iris on the website was submitted by a contributor of the site.
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Post by xilpa » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:31 pm

Well done.
I have trampled all over Gozo but never came across them.
Lovely flower.

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:53 pm

Thanks mate!

So far I found only one small patch of this form and was a surprise to everyone that this form existed in Malta. The strangest of all is despite the Iris pseudopumila (sensu lato) is not that rare (some 10 stations in Malta & Gozo), it was only discovered in 1970s by a person with nom de plume "wayfarer" I mean it is a quite conspicuous plant with nice flowers and often in dense patches so it is a surprise to be firs published only 40 years ago!
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