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Iris paradoxa

Botanical Name: Iris paradoxa (added by D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Aril, Oncocyclus (D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=20 (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

General Description:

Grows 4"-10" tall. Standards are purple or violet. Falls are darker, with a blackish beard. (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

This is the only iris with falls that are extremely smaller than the standards. (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Preferred Habitat:

Arid (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)



Native Range:

Armenia, Iran, Turkey (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

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:

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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