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Iris pseudopumila

Botanical Name: Iris pseudopumila (added by Ken Walker, 30-MAR-07)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris panormitana (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)


Eupogon (Ken Walker, 30-MAR-07)

Common Names:

2n=16 (Ken Walker, 30-MAR-07)

Southern Dwarf Iris (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)

Chromosome Count:


General Description:


Distinguishing Features:

Grows from underground rhizomes. conspicuous beard (indigo-blue) on the down-tepals, violet, cream or white flower forms, low height (50cm) (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)

Preferred Habitat:

Open, semi-arid garigue, warm climate. (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)



Native Range:

Malta, Sicily, Gargano, west Croatia (Ken Walker, 30-MAR-07)

Malta, Sicily (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)

Status in the Wild:

Rare (but occurs in big population when found) (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)

Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

BIS Species Iris (Ken Walker, 30-MAR-07)

MaltaWildplants.com (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)

Additional Comments:

A comprehensive and easy to follow website describing the plants of the Maltese islands (Stephen Mifsud, 30-SEP-07)

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