(SPEC) 'Ensata Grandiflora' Now Iris lactea var. grandiflora
(William Rickatson Dykes
, 1913, Collected-Gumbleton, Gyantze, Thibet). Series Ensatae; Blue; All parts are at least 75% larger than typical Iris lactea
. Blue; Barr 1928. Note image to the left shows comparison on a herbarium sheet of regular lactea and lactea grandiflora, this came courtesy of George Rodionenko.
(Registered as 'Ensata Grandiflora' as a cultivar name before it was discovered that Iris lactea
Pallas was the older botanical name and had priority over the name ensata
. Todays rules do not allow inclusion of the species epithet in the cultivar name).
Dykes, Genus Iris
88. 1913; Handbook of Garden Irises
121. 1924; Gardeners Chronicles
3rd Series 59: 196. 8 April 1916 with illustration; Barr 1929; 1939.
Synonyms: ensata oxypetala
; ensata Tibetica
| Awaiting original catalog description
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