(Spec) Iris missouriensis var. arizonica (Dykes) R.C. Foster
( William Rickatson Dykes
, 1917, Chiricahua Mts., Arizona). Series Longipetalae
. 15-30" (38-77 cm), an Iris missouriensis
which has longer, broader leaves (up to 75 cm long and 1-1.2 cm wide) which are not glaucous and shorter pedicels less than 10 cm long, and branched flower stems; James 1926. Synonym Iris arizonica
Dykes in Gardeners' Chronicles 1917, Ser. III. lxi. 45. Foster in Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University. Cambridge, MA; 119: 67. 1937 Mathew in "The Iris" (1981) stated "The variability of I. missouriensis has led to a proliferation of names and it is a matter for relief that the plant attached to these are now considered unworthy of recognition as separate entities. Names which may be encountered are: variety arizonica, which has longer, broader leaves (up to 75 cm long and 1-1.2 cm wide) which are not glaucous and shorter pedicels, less than 10 cm long, and branched flower stems;"
Nuttall, variety arizonica (Dykes) R. C. Foster].
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