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Iris barnumae

Botanical Name: Iris barnumae (added by Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Botanical Synonyms:



Oncocyclus (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Common Names:

2n=20 (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Chromosome Count:

Aril (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

General Description:


Distinguishing Features:

Summer dormant; sickle-shaped foliage (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Preferred Habitat:

Dry, bare, stony, hills (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)


Dry summers (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Native Range:

SE Turkey, NE Iraq, NW Iran (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Seed exchanges (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Sources Cited:

A Guide to Species Irises by BIS (Cindy Rivera, 22-APR-06)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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