■ (SPEC) Iris haynei (Baker) Mallet
1904, Botanical author Baker
Iris haynei (Baker) Mallet
(Hayne, before 1905, Mount Gilboa and East Shomron endemic, Israel); Section Oncocyclus
; Flowers Dusky lilac;
| Baker in The Gardeners' Chronicle 35, 266 (1904);
| _ Krel. 1905; Berry 1922a;
| Sapir, Y., A. Shmida, and G. Ne'eman. 2006. Morning floral heat as a reward to the pollinators of the Oncocyclus irises. Oecologia 147:53-59.
| Amer. Col. 1939; Registered as form of Iris atrofusca; but listed as species by Mathew although he notes Dinsmore believes it is a doubtful species.
| Award of Merit, Royal Horticulture Society 1904, shown by Cutbush; Hort. Dir. 46: 65, 1905;
| Arafeh, R. M. H., Y. Sapir, A. Shmida, N. Iraki, O. Fragman, and H. P. Comes. 2002. Patterns of genetic and phenotypic variation in Iris haynei and I. atrofusca (Iris sect. Oncocyclus = the Royal Irises) along an environmental gradient in Israel and the West Bank. Molecular Ecology 11:39-53.
| Sapir, Y., A. Shmida, O. Fragman, and H. P. Comes. 2002. Morphological variation of the Oncocyclus Irises (Iris: Iridaceae) in the Southern Levant. Botan J Linn Soc 139:369-382.
| Sapir, Y., A. Shmida, and G. Ne'eman. 2005. Pollination of the Oncocyclus irises (Iris: Iridaceae) by night-sheltering male bees. Plant Biology 7:417-424.
(Baker) Mallet); Iris biggeri
2n=20-Avishai & Zohary 1980. Registered as ‘Haynei'
Iris haynei (Baker) Mallet).
has the following recorded cultivar
crosses: 'Arabian Knight'
, 'Judean Bronze'
, 'Shah Azul'
, 'Syrian Dawn'
is the grandparent in the following crosses; 'Gethsemane'
, 'Syrian Scroll'
Distribution & Cultivation
Since the Mount Gilboa iris has such a limited distribution any development on Mt Gilboa threatens to reduce the size of its population possibly to unsustainable levels. For more information Click on this link to the Jewish press
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- Iris Haynei is endemic to Palestine. This is published in the IUCN,Plantlife and WWF. It is present in Faqoua` village area, so its name in arabic Sawsan Faqoua`. It is endemic and critically endangered
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