■(SPEC) Iris babadagica Rzazade & Goln
1965, Botanical authors Rzazade & Golneva
( Rzazade and Golneva
, 1965, U.R.S.S. (Transcaucus), Eastern Caucasus, endemic to Baba Dag (Baba mountain)). Section Iris
. Height 4-6" (10-15 cm), Up to two purple-violet flowers per stalk. Also forma Alba.
Related to Iris furcata
according to Rodionenko
. In my experience the plant in horticulture appears to be a very tiny form of Iris aphylla
-confirming Rodionenko's observation. Its culture seemed to be the same as Iris aphylla
or Iris furcata
-RRP. Considered by some botanists as a variety of Iris aphylla L,
So if you are a splitter it is a separate species. if you are a lumper it is only a synonym. For gardeners it is at the least an interesting cultivar.
Zanetki Sist. Geogr. Rast. 24: 12. 1965; Not. Syst. (Tbilisi) Illustrated
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