Neomarica - more

Jim McKenney
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 17:45:25 PST
Help! I need a morphology lesson.


David Ehrlich wrote: The petioles of N.northiana barely if at all exceed the
enveloping bract; those of N.gracilis are several times as long as this


Do irids have petioles? By petiole, do you mean the structure extending from
the crown of the plant up to the bract which surrounds the inflorescence?
And if so, what is this structure? Is it a cladode (i.e. a leaf-like


Or is it something else? 



Jim McKenney

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