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■ (SPEC) Iris ensata Thun.

1794, Botanical author Thunberg

Iris ensata Thunberg (Carl Peter Thunberg, 1794, China and Japan); Section Limniris; height 24-36" (60-90 cm); Purple or reddish purple; Iris ensata Thunberg in Transactions of the Linnaean Society ii (1794) 328;

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Synonym Iris kaempferi. Sieb in. ex Lemaire L’ Illustration horticole. 5: tab. 157. 1858
Dykes, The Genus Iris 76. 1913,
The Japanese Iris (Hana-shobu) according to Koidzumi (1925), should be correctly known as Iris ensata of Thunberg. For many years it has appeared in bulletins and catalogs as Iris kaempferi. Iris kaempferi sometimes was listed as the same as Iris laevigata but later was seen as distinct from that species. Iris ensata often appears quite similar in the single native forms to Iris laevigata. Maekawa (1967) pointed out that if a leaf of ensata is held to the light one can easily see the distinct lateral vein as a white or silver line. There is one such vein on their secondary dorsal side and two on the counter side, I. laevigata has no such dorsiventrality in its leaves.

Synonyms; Kaempferi var. spontanea, Makino; laevigata var. Kaempferi; pseudacorus, Regel; Maachi, Maxim.; tectorum Somoku Dzusetsu.
Iris ensata var. ensata

Chromosome numbers: -2n=24, Simonet, 1928, 2n=24, Kazoa, 1928; 2n=24, Sokolovskaya, 1966; 2n=24, Sok. & Prob., 1985; 2n= 24, Yabuya 1985; 2n=24 Starodubtsev & Mironova, 1990. See Japanese Iris for modern hybrids;

Iris ensata species cultivars: 'Edo' cultivars, 'Enkaishu', 'Ghost', 'Glebe Ghost', 'Hanashobu', 'Higo' cultivars, 'Ise' cultivars, 'Joan Trevithick', 'Ko Reijin', 'Mifuchi No Nami', 'Nagai cultivars', 'Nagai Jyamonegasa', 'Rose Queen', 'Silverband', 'Silverstripe', 'Spontanea', 'Sun In Splendour', 'Ton Ton Bana', 'Tsumabeni', 'Tsumugi Otome', Iris ensata variegata.

Iris ensata by advanced Iris ensata : 'Altay', 'Derzu Uzala', 'Diadia Stopa', 'Shamakhanskaya Tsaritsa', 'Vasili Alfiorov'.

Iris ensata crosses* Iris ensata X Iris laevigata: 'Aureafolia'.
  • Iris ensata X Siberian Iris: 'Adrenaline Rush', 'Common Denominator', 'Pagliacci'.
  • Iris ensata X Iris xrobusta: 'Rodnaya Ukraina'.
  • Iris pseudacorus X Iris ensata: 'Aichi-No-Kagayaki', 'Chance Beauty', 'Eurasia-Blood', 'Eurasia Bride', 'Eurasia-Love', 'Fair Chance', 'Hagi-no-tsuki', 'Hanazukiyo', 'Hatsuho', 'Kikoshi', 'Kikumakura', 'Kimboshi', 'Kinkei', 'Kinshien', 'Kouryu', 'Midori-ba-kogabe', 'Minori-no-aki', 'Okan', 'Pixie Won', 'Rakujitsu', 'Ryugan', 'Ryujin', 'Sayobotaru', 'Sayo-No-Tsuki', 'Shinrinyoku', 'Shirabyoshi', 'Tsukiyono'.
  • Iris versicolor X Iris ensata [These crosses refered to as 'Versata']: 'Bee Flamenco', 'Francis Cabot', 'Go Go Boy', 'Joliette', 'Lavender Bleach', 'Oriental Dawn', 'Oriental Touch', 'Purple Polka', 'Purplet Cha-Cha', 'Red Raspa', 'Smooth Transition', 'Strange Butterfly', 'Styled Modesty', 'Summer Review', 'Sweet Tango', 'Tremblant Spirit', 'Veined Banner', 'Violet Minuet', 'White Bleach'.
  • (Iris versicolor x Iris ensata) X Iris ensata [this cross called 'Reensata']: 'Akira Horinaka', 'Dyson Moore', 'Marie Chuard', 'Mirabel Glow'.
  • (Iris versicolor x Iris ensata) X Iris versicolor: 'Belle Promesse', 'Enfant Prodige', 'Mystery Setosa'.
  • ((Iris versicolor x Iris ensata) x sibling) X Iris ensata: 'George Rodionenko'.
  • ((Iris versicolor x Iris ensata) x Iris versicolor) X Iris ensata: 'Night Flash'.
  • (('Versata' x Iris versicolor) x self) X Iris ensata: 'Top Pick', 'Golden Queen'.

¼ Iris ensata crosses: 'Late Call', 'Laurentian Sunset', 'Nouvel Age', 'Quebelle', 'Reversata', 'Splendid Companion', 'Strange Fantasy', 'Tenue Royale', 'Welcome Intruder'.

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