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Iris decora

Botanical Name: Iris decora (added by D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris nepalensis, I. yunnanensis (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)


Nepalensis (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

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Chromosome Count:

2n=28, 30, 36 (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

General Description:

4"-12" (10-30cm) tall, with pale blue, lavendar, or purple flowers, with fimbriate yellow-orange crest (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

(The description in the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species is identical to the one shown above.) (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

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Native Range:

Himalayas, Tibet, China (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Himalayas, southwestern China, southern & western Tibet (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

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Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

Info entered on 17-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

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