Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Moraea MM 13-171

Seed parent: Moraea tripetala  
Pollen parent: Moraea villosa form H

Another really interesting result from a M. villosa X M. tripetala cross. The flowers were difficult to photograph accurately. They look dark because I was trying to reproduce the intensity of the colors. This is the best I could do.

MM 13-171a. The center is yellow, the eye is dark green, there's a nice white ring around the eye, and the tepals are streaked in purple.

MM 13-171b. No white ring, but the colors are even richer than its sibling. I've included two photos with different white balance and brightness settings. The eye color was close to the upper photo, while the tepal color was more like the second photo..

Moraea MM 13-170

Seed parent: MM 03-07b (M. atropunctata? x neopavonia) X villosa 
Pollen parent: Moraea villosa form H

I had high hopes for this cross, considering the vivid colors of the parents. The results aren't bad, but they weren't as richly colored as I'd hoped.

MM 13-170a.

Moraea MM 13-163

Seed parent: MM 10-23a (M. atropunctata x calcicola) X (M. atropunctata x calcicola)  

Pollen parent: MM 03-99c (M. neopavonia X villosa)

A very pale orange flower with pale purple veins. The eye is nothing special, unfortunately. 

MM 13-163a.

Moraea MM 13-161

Seed parent: MM 10-03b (M. gigandra X (atropunctata? X neopavonia))
Pollen parent: MM 11-161b ((M. atropunctata? X neopavonia) X (neopavonia x villosa))

Another effort at red that ended up orange.

MM 13-161a. 

MM 13-161b. There's an interesting streaky mark where the eye would usually be.

Moraea MM 13-159

Seed parent: MM 10-03a (M. gigandra X (atropunctata? X neopavonia))  
Pollen parent: MM 11-161b ((M. atropunctata? X neopavonia) X (neopavonia x villosa))

I was hoping to get red shades, but the flowers reverted to plain orange.

MM 13-159a.

Moraea MM 13-155

Seed parent: MM 99-00a (M. atropunctata ? X neopavonia)

Pollen parent: MM 99-00b (M. atropunctata ? X neopavonia)

This cross sometimes produces yellow flowers, but not in this case.

MM 13-155a. This flower was visited by snails or slugs.

Moraea MM 13-154

Seed parent: Moraea macronyx no spots on tepals
(I can't find my photo of this one, but take my word for it -- it looks exactly like the photo below, except it doesn't have the little spots on the tepals)

Pollen parent: Moraea macronyx typical form

I was curious to see what would happen if I crossed these two forms. The answer: The spots prevail. 

MM 13-154.