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Jul 17, 2014 2:28 PM CST
So Cal (Zone 10b)
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Could this possibly be Dietes grandiflora? According to San Marcos Growers, "This plant has been long grown as Dietes iridioides or D. vegeta in the nursery trade but is rightlyfully Dietes grandiflora. This can be determined by examing the flower tepals and style arms; Dietes grandiflora has brown markings on the inner tepals and dark violet style arms where Dietes iridioides lacks markings on the tepals other than the yellow spots on the outer tepals and has pale violet style arms." - ref: http://www.smgrowers.com/produ......

and the Queensland Government @ http://keyserver.lucidcentral....... " (photo of D.iridioides at the bottom of the page) as well as:
http://keyserver.lucidcentral....... - photo of D.grandiflora at the bottom of the page."
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Jul 17, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Two of the above links didn't work for me so I looked them up and will post them here:

D. iridioides: http://keyserver.lucidcentral....

D. grandiflora: http://keyserver.lucidcentral....
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Jul 17, 2014 2:58 PM CST
So Cal (Zone 10b)
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Here is the third link: http://www.smgrowers.com/produ...

I apologize for the confusion. Thank you so much, Lin., for providing the other 2 links Thumbs up
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Jul 17, 2014 3:11 PM CST
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Some other helpful links. eMonocot are botanical descriptions so maybe a little tooo much information. All appear to confirm the spots are on D. grandiflora. Bloom longevity is interesting too.

http://e-monocot.org/taxon/urn...
http://e-monocot.org/taxon/urn...

http://www.plantzafrica.com/pl...
http://www.plantzafrica.com/pl...
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Jul 17, 2014 3:49 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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OldGardener, you are very welcome ... I couldn't find the second one, that's why I didn't post it. Green Grin!
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Jul 17, 2014 6:13 PM CST
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I think we all agree that OldGardener is correct. I haven't seen Ferenc on this site for a long time, so if he doesn't respond in the next day or two, I'll move the photo without his consent.
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Jul 19, 2014 2:12 PM CST
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I've moved the photo to the D. grandiflora entry. Thank you, OldGardener, for the correction. Smiling
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Jul 19, 2014 2:21 PM CST
So Cal (Zone 10b)
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Thank you, Zuzu, for all of your help. Lin and Evan, thank you for going above and beyond, too. Smiling
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