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Iris goniocarpa

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Botanical Name: Iris goniocarpa (added by Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris gracilis (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)


Pseudoregelia (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)

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General Description:

Leaves 15 - 25 cm long, 0.2 - 0.3 cm wide. stem 10- 30 cm long. sheathing leaf and 2 spaths. Flowers 2.5- 3 cm diameter, lilac or blue or white, beard short whitish with orange tips, standards 2 cm long 0.5 cm wide erect. (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)

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Preferred Habitat:

Mountain valleys, open forest 2700 - 5500m (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)



Native Range:

Sikkim, Nepal through to w & central China (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)

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Sources Cited:

A guide to species irises (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)

Additional Comments:

Two forms -var grossa (Y. T. Zhao) distribution Sichuan & Tibet leaves to 30 cm long 0.3- 0.5 cm wide flowers 6- 7 cm diameter, and var tenella (Y.T.) Zhao distribution China Quinghai province leaves to 20 cm long 0.2 cm wide flowers about 2.5 cm diameter (Peter Taggart (UK), 07-MAR-10)

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