■ (SPEC) Iris kuschakewiczii B. Fedtsch.

1905, Botanical author B. FedtchenkoKuschakewiczii

Iris kuschakewiczi B. Fedtch. ( Boris Fedtschenko, 1905, Turkestan). Subgenus Scorpirs (Juno); Height 4-6", (10-15 cm); B; Very pale violet with very dark violet blotches and lines on either side of a prominent white crest. Bull. Jard. Imp. Bot. Pet. 5: 158. 1905; Although the 1939 checklist suggested this was a form of Iris narynensis Mathew in "The Iris" retains this as a separate species.

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Besides those below there are a number of images that can be seen at The Russian site Plantarium

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References:

Iris kuschakewiczii B.Fedtsch., Izv. Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 5: 158 (1905).
Dykes in The Genus Iris, 1913;

Description.
Stem , hardly produced, densely clothed with leaves, which are falcate and possess a distinct horny margin with prominent setae.
Tube , slightly overtopping the spathes.
Flowers , bluish.
Falls , elongated, oblong, with a deeply-coloured circular patch on the blade.
Standards, short, drooping, broadening a little from the base and then dividing into three acute points.
Affinity with I. narynensis is suggested in the original description, and it is not easy to separate the two plants except that the leaves of I. Kuschakewiczii seem broader, stiffer, and more sharply falcate and the segments of the flowers broader.
Khassanov, F.O. & Rakhimova, N. (2012). Taxonomic revision of the genus Iris L. (Iridaceae Juss.) for the flora of central Asia. Stapfia 97: 174-179.
Komarov, V.L. (ed.) (1935). Flora SSSR 4: 1-586. Izdatel'stov Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad.
Nikitina, E.V. & al (eds.) (1951). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 3: 1-148. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
A Guide to Species Irises, their Identification and Cultivation, The Species Group of The British Iris Society, 1997, Cambridge;

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