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Iris lortetii

Botanical Name: Iris lortetii (added by D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Oncocylcus, Aril (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Common Names:

2n=20 (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

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General Description:

12"-20" tall with flowers that are white, veined and dotted pink or maroon. Signals are deep maroon. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

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Native Range:

Southern Lebanon near the border with Israel. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Upper Galilee, Israel (E. Solomon, 12-APR-07)

Status in the Wild:

Endangered (E. Solomon, 12-APR-07)

Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

Info entered on 25-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

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