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Iris orchioides

Botanical Name: Iris orchioides (added by Sean Zera, 14-JAN-09)

Botanical Synonyms:

Juno orchioides (Sean Zera, 14-JAN-09)


Juno, Scorpiris (Sean Zera, 14-JAN-09)

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General Description:

Pale yellow with darker crest. (Sean Zera, 14-JAN-09)

Dwarf cream or yellow junos with wings on the falls a darker signal and crest, undulate durker green leaves on a stem producing flowers in their axils (PeterTaggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

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Native Range:

Forms occur in Uzbekistan-Tashkent,Kurma Pass a stocky form 15 cm high. Abouve the upper Oudzhasai river valley a hairy ridged crest on a near white flower with a large deep yellow blotch. Ugam range Urangatschsai valley another dwarf form, cream or white yellow crested flowers. another form is from Tashkent, Chatkal range, the Baschkizilsai vally and is a larger more floriferous plant (PeterTaggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

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Commercial Availability:

JJA seed list (PeterTaggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

Sources Cited:

JJArchibald seed list (PeterTaggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

Additional Comments:

Aparently a complex of irises, nothing to do with I bucharica which is some times called I orchioides. another form with hairs only in the throat and thin roots from Aksakatsai (PeterTaggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

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