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Hybridizer Dr. Marc Simonet (1889-1965)

France - Antibes (Alpes Maritimes). Also see Scientist Dr. Marc Simonet

Ingenieur horticole, docteur de L'Universite, ingenieur-docteur, head of the research department at the Caisse nationale des Sciences, he was for a long time chief of the Genetical and Pathological Laboratory of Messrs. Vilmorin-Andrieux and with Mons. Meunissier, author of many important works. His special department is work with chromosomes and he wrote a large treatise on that subject. He is now head of the Centre de Recherches d'Antibes, a scientific and at the same time, practical institution. He has made many interesting crosses between different Iris Sections and has in his possession most of the plants left by the late Mons. Denis. He should be able to do much with the less hardy ones in the favorable climate where he is now situated. It was Dr. Simonet who suggested the Section Dykesiana as a result of his researsh. (A.I.S Alphabetical Iris Check List, 1939)
About his irises collection, see:
  • IRIS et BULBEUSES n°119, hiver 95, p. 27.
  • IRIS et BULBEUSES n°121, été 96, p. 22-23.
  • IRIS et BULBEUSES n°123, hiver 96, p. 21-22.
  • IRIS et BULBEUSES n°124, printemps 97, p. 2-4.

Registrations/introductions

Arilbreds: Species: Species Hybrids: Spurias:

List of other irises

From Alphabetical iris checklist 1939
  • Pacific Coast Native:
    • 1938: 'Tenosa'

Interested in French irises ? Please visit: France Iris | Société Française des Iris et plantes Bulbeuses (french language).

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Topic revision: r6 - 23 Jan 2022, af.83
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