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Iris lortetii subsp. samariae

Botanical Name: Iris lortetii subsp. samariae (added by D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris samariae (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)


Eupogon, Aril, Oncocyclus (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Common Names:

Aril iris, onco (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Chromosome Count:

2n=20 according to the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

General Description:

10"-12" (20-30cm) tall, with flowers with pinkish-purple standards and creamy white falls veined and dotted purple and a dark brown signal (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

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Preferred Habitat:

Dry, arid, sunny locations (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)


Requires dry summer dormancy to survive (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Native Range:

Nablus, Jordan (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

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