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Iris stocksii

Botanical Name: Iris stocksii (added by Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

Botanical Synonyms:

Xiphion stocksii Baker, Juno stocksii (Baker) Klatt (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)


Scorpiris (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

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General Description:

Roots long and slender, not swollen. Bulb tunic dark brown, forming a long neck. Leaves 4-5, clustered at the flowering time, becoming spaced out exposing the internodes later; lower leaves up to 21 cm long, 0.6-2.1 cm wide, margin conspicuously white. Peduncle (stem) hidden at the flowering time, elongating later, exposing the internodes, unbranched, 1-4 flowered. Bract and bracteole 4.5-6 cm long. Perianth 5-6 cm in diameter, bluish violet or lavender with a yellow crest; tube 3-3.5 (-5) cm long. Falls 3.5-4.5 cm long; claw c. 2.5 cm long, 2.0-2.3 cm broad. Standard 1.0-2.0 cm long, 4-6 mm wide, spreading. Filaments 1.0-1.1 cm long, anthers 1.1-1.3 cm long. Style branches 3.0-3.1 cm long, lobes c. 1.0 cm long. Capsule 3.5-5.0 cm long, ellipsoid, obtuse. Seeds c. 5 mm long, ovoid-globose, acuminate, dark brown, aril absent. (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

Distinguishing Features:

Blooming March April. (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

Preferred Habitat:

Dry stony hills, 1150-2700 m (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)



Native Range:

Central and South Afghanistan and Pakistan (north Baluchistan). (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

Status in the Wild:

Unknow, Critical Endangered probabily (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

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Sources Cited:

Brian Mathew, eFloras (Rafael Diez Dominguez, 24-APR-09)

Additional Comments:

Pictures taken by Mr. Muhammad Ali Musa, in Quetta Balochitan. Pakistan (Anonymous, 13-JAN-18)

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