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Iris nigricans

Botanical Name: Iris nigricans (added by Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Aril, Oncocyclus (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)

Common Names:

Black Iris (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Chromosome Count:

2n=20 (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)

General Description:

20-35 cm. tall, glossy black flowers, short curved leaves (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Grows to 8"-12" tall. Flowers are brownish or blackish-purple, with a black signal patch. (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:

Marginal land, mountains bordering desert (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)



Native Range:

Jordan (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Jordan (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:

Common in limited area (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Commercial Availability:

Not available (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Sources Cited:

Www.jordanflora.com (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Info entered on 29-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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