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Iris petrana

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

Botanical Synonyms:



Oncocyclus, Aril (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Common Names:

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

Chromosome Count:


General Description:

20 to 40 cm tall, flowers dark rusty-violet (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Grows 8"-10" tall with flowers that are dark brown to dark purple. (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:

Mountains that get winter snow, well-drained soil, margenal land by the edge of the desert (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)



Native Range:

South of Jordan (Ammar Khammash, 07-APR-04)

Jordan, Israel (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:

Limited to one region (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 30-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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