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Iris taochia

Botanical Name: Iris taochia (added by D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Eupogon (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=24 (Tom Waters, 26-DEC-14)

General Description:

This is a compact species with falcate, gray-green leaves, branched stems 6-12 inches tall, with flowers in light to dark yellow to dull dark violet. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Grows 6" to 12" tall with flowers in pale yellow, gold, purple, or violet. Beards are yellowish. (D. Kramb, 03-OCT-04)

Distinguishing Features:

It has inflated green bracts, similar to those of I. imbricata, and leaves wider than those of I. schactii. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Preferred Habitat:

The piece I bought from Ruksans flowerd in the onco frame but definately needed more water (Peter Taggart UK, 05-JAN-10)



Native Range:

Northeastern Turkey (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

Info entered on 05-SEP-04 comes from the fall 1998 SIGNA bulletin #61, page 3150. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Info entered on 03-OCT-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 03-OCT-04)

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