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■ (SPEC) Iris longipetala Herb.

1841, Botanical author Herbert

Iris longipetala Herbert (William I. Herbert, 1841), California coast); Series Longipetalae, Longip-!W1M;

See below: ----


Herbert in Hooker & Arnott, Bot Beech. 395. 1841;
_Curtis's Botanical Magazine_ 88: tab. 5298. 1862,Two new species of Iris were detected by the naturalists of Captain Beechey's Voyage of H. ML surveying ship Sulphur, in California, both very distinct from any other known of this extensive genus : these are Iris Douglasiana, Herbert in Hook, and Arn. Bot. of Beechey's Voyage, and J. longipetala, I. c. p. 395. Tubers of the latter species have been received at the Royal Horticultural Society, and a specimen was kindly sent to us by Mr. Thomas Moore, from the garden at Chiswick, last summer (1861), from which the accompanying figure is taken. It seems quite hardy, and will prove a great ornament to our flower-gardens.
Van T. 1900; Van W. 1907; Farr 1912; Ainsley 1928; Barr 1933; Wal. 1934; Per. 1938; Starker 1938; McDonald 1939.



Chromosome counts

2n=86,88, Simonet, 1932. ----


There have been no named selections of Iris longipetala ----


There are the following Iris longipetala crosses; 'Longsib', 'Longsibson', 'Longwat', 'Tollong'. ----

Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: The distribution of the species gives clues as to its cultural requirements, although plants in cultivation can often tolerate a wider range of variables:
The species is found in the following region:

Bonap's North American Plant Atlas shows the following map reproduced by permission of Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2015. Taxonomic Data Center. ( Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2015. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]


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-- Main.RPries - 2010-02-18
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