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HIPS Iris ID Committee now being formed – Looking for interested ID’ers

HIPS is in the process of assembling an ID Committee which will include representatives with ‘expertise’ or familiarity for each of the classes of iris and is seeking candidates and/or referrals for potential candidates . Ideally, we would like to have teams for each class who could debate the identities of iris varieties submitted for identification. Most classes of iris have less than 2000 introductions of which half are likely extinct and in some classes, up to 80%. TB and SDB are the two largest classes, 38,000+ and 5000, respectively and for those classes several teams will be necessary. Individuals who have collections focused on a particular class, hybridizer or color pattern (amoenas, plicatas, luminatas, etc.) would be a great asset to the ID Committee. A lot of experience identifying iris is not a requirement.
Please contact Charles Carver: or (360)-376-6109.
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