■ (SPEC) Iris mandshurica Maxim.
1880, Botanical author Maximowicz
Iris mandshurica Maxim.
(Karl Johann Maximowicz
1880, Mandchuria); Section Psammiris
; DB; Height 4-6" (10-15 cm); Early bloom season. Color Code-S4L; Flowers yellow;
| Maxim., Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, sér. 3, 26: 530 (1880)
| Dykes in the Genus Iris, 1913:Description. Rootstock , a slender, somewhat straggling rhizome with the bases of the growths wrapt in membranous sheaths. Leaves , ensiform, green, 6-8 in. by ½ in. Stem , 3-6 in. long, sometimes bearing a lateral branch, set in a leaf-like bract ( cf. Komarov's specimen (K) and Observations). Spathe , 2-flowered; valves often unequal, lanceolate, 1½-2 in. long, green with a membranous edge. Pedicel , short. Ovary, narrow, tapering at either end. Tube , ½ in. equal in length to the ovary.</br. Flowers , bearded, of a greenish yellow.Observations.This very imperfectly known Iris is in some ways intermediate between I. flavissima and I. Bloudowii, that is to say that it has the spathes of the former and the leaves and rhizome of the latter. All our knowledge of it is derived from dried specimens, and these seem to show that the spathes are more distinctly green than in either of the other two specimens.It is probable that the branching stem of Komarov's specimen (K) is abnormal. A better knowledge of this Iris may show that it is hardly sufficiently distinct from one or other of the allied species.
| Alexeyeva, N. (2008). Genus Iris L. (Iridaceae) in the Russia. Turczaninowia 11(2): 5-68.
| Glenn 1927; Oakhurst 1939;
| Previously placed in the section Psammiris by most authors but now thought to be a pseudoregelia in Waddick & Zhao, Iris of China, Fig. 19. 1992, illustrated in color
| Yutang, Z., Noltie, H.J. & Mathew, B. (2000). Flora of China 24: 297-313. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
| Alexeeva, N.B. & Mironova, L.N. (2007). Notes critical about some species of the genus Iris (Iridaceae) in Siberia and Far East of Russia. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 92: 916-925.
Manchu Iris; Manschurica. I. mandschurica
2n=34, Probatova 1988; 2n=14, Zakharjeva, 1990; 2n=14, Starodubtsev & Mironova, 1990; 2n-28, Sha et al., 1995.
Distribution & Cultivation
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