(SPEC) Iris hermona Dinsm.

1933, Botanical author DinsmoreBulbous Iris

Iris hermona Dinsm. (John E. Dinsmore, 1933, ex Bacher 1912, Kunaytrah, Palestine); Section Oncocyclus ; Early bloom season; height 20" (50 cm); Color Class-W8L; Flowers up to 4" (10 cm) diameter, cream-yellow ground; veined and dotted brown purple with similar colored beard and signal blotch. Style branches creamy white; Anthers yellowish white filaments purple.

See below:
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References:

Van T. 1913; Dinsm. ex Post. Revis. Flora of Syria, Palestine, and Sinai 2: 596, Beirut 1933; Amer. Col. 1933; 1939; R., 1936; syn. Hermon Iris. Iris hermona. Registered as ‘Hermona'.
Sapir, Y., A. Shmida, and H. P. Comes. 2001. Iris bismarckiana in Israel and Jordan - new findings and taxonomic remarks. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 49:229-235.
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Synonyms

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Chromosome counts

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Variations

Iris hermona cultivars include; 'Hermona'. ----

Hybrids

Iris hermona crosses include; 'Bagdad Beauty', 'Goren'.
  • Iris hermona X Iris iberica: 'Doar Na'.
  • Iris hermona X Onco hybrid: 'Reaem'.
  • Iris atropurpurea X Iris hermona: 'Noga'
  • Iris haynei X Iris hermona: 'Galeet', 'Gilmond'.
  • (Iris atropurpurea X Iris hermona) X itself: 'Aviv', 'Leat'.
  • (Iris atropurpurea X Iris hermona) X Iris hermona: 'Tameer'.
  • (Iris hermona X Iris susiana) X itself: 'New Enchantment'.
  • Iris mariae X Iris hermona: 'Sa'ar'.
  • Iris samariae X Iris hermona: 'Orit'.
  • Onco Hybrid X Iris hermona: 'Ravid'

Iris hermona is a grandparent in the following crosses; 'Inbal', 'Jet Stream'.

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Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: Region*: Israel - Golan Heights and mt. Hermon. Intermediate forms between I. hermona and I. bismarckiana are also present in the Hermon.
Cultivation:

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Van T. 1913; Dinsm. ex Post. Revis. Flora of Syria, Palestine, and Sinai 2: 596, Beirut 1933; Amer. Col. 1933; 1939; R., 1936; syn. Hermon Iris. Iris hermona. Registered as ‘Hermona'.

Sapir, Y., A. Shmida, and H. P. Comes. 2001. Iris bismarckiana in Israel and Jordan - new findings and taxonomic remarks. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 49:229-235. --

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