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Iris orjenii

Botanical Name: Iris orjenii (added by Rafael Diez Dominguez, 25-MAR-08)

Botanical Synonyms:



Pogon (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 25-MAR-08)

Subg. Iris (bearded Irises), sect. Iris series Pallida (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Common Names:

Orjen-Iris (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Chromosome Count:

2n = 24 (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 25-MAR-08)

General Description:

Medium sized bearded Iris with white flowers (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Distinguishing Features:

White flowers, dry spathe like with all members in series Pallida (see Iris pallida) (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Preferred Habitat:

Open rocky mountainous mediterranean habitats of the alpine zone (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)


Zone (4)5-10 (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Native Range:

Mt Orjen in Montenegro (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 25-MAR-08)

Mt. Orjen in coastal Montenegro and southern Bosnia and Herzegovina (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Status in the Wild:

VU, local endemic to Mt. Orjen (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Commercial Availability:

Rare, botanical gardens, private collections (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

Sources Cited:

Bräuchler, C. & Cikovac, P. 2007: Iris orjenii (Iridaceae) – a new species from the littoral Dinaric Alps – Willdenowia 37: 221-228. doi:10.3372/wi.37.37112 (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 25-MAR-08)

Additional Comments:

Closely related I. pseudopallida and I. reichenbachii (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 25-MAR-08)

Interest in exchange? contact pavle_cikovac@yahoo.com (Pavle Cikovac, 30-MAY-08)

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