Oncocyclus Iris

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 16 Jan 2008 06:19:13 PST
Dear Friends,
	Yesterday I received a surprise in the mail, the Spring 2007 
Bulletin of the British Iris Society, Species Group. Admittedly a bit 
'late', it is worth the wait. Their new Editor has compiled a series 
of new and historic articles on Oncocyclus Irises. These are desert 
and near desert species from the middle east that are nearly bulbous 
in habit and extremely beautiful in bloom. This bulletin covers 
almost 90 pages plus 30 color plates.

	I haven't had time to sit down and read it, but it sure scans great.

	This is a notoriously tricky group from the taxonomic, 
systematic and horticultural points of view, but it looks like a wide 
range of authors have contributed including Brian Mathew, Georgi 
Rodionenko, Michael Hoog, Kenneth Bastow and more.

	There's no indication if extra copies are available, but the 
Editor's email is loe@loebooks.co.uk. If you are a fan of these 
plants, you might ask. It looks like a winner.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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