■ (SPEC) Iris mariae Barbey

1891, Botanical author Barbey

_Iris mariae_ Barbey. (William Barbey, 1891); Section Oncocyclus ; 6-10" (15-25 cm); Flowers lilac or pinkish; hafts deeper purple; deep purple beard;

See below:
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References:

Barbey, in OBZ 40, 207 (1891).
Foster in The Garden, p133, February 18, 1893 notes the following; "This, which very clearly belongs to the iberica group, was discovered by M. Barbey on the confines of Egypt and Palestine, and was first named by him I. helenae. Owing to the name having been already used by Koch for an Iris of which I will speak later on, M. Barbey has recently withdrawn the name Helenae and proposed that of mariae. The rhizome is compact, but rather slender, the foliage not unlike that of iberica, but narrower and less distinctly falcate. The stem is short-about 6 inches. The flowers, which are somewhat smaller than iberica, are of a uniform lilac color, though marked with veins, but the uniformity is broken by a conspicuous "signal" patch of deep purple on the fall. The standard is larger and more rounded than the fall. The claw of the fall is beset by numerous deep purple hairs, which, scattered at the sides, are crowded together along the middle line more after the fashion of the beard of an ordinary bearded Iris."
Gartenflora 42: 343. 1893,
Krel. 1898; Van T. 1900; Van W. 1906;
Yr. Bk. I.S.(E.) 43. 1933;
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Synonyms

Barnumae Mariae. Iris helenae, Barbey. ----

Chromosome counts

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Variations

Iris mariae cultivars: 'Barnumae Mariae' ----

Hybrids

Iris mariae crosses

Iris mariae X Iris atropurpurea ; 'Brown Prince', 'Spiced Coffee'

Iris mariae X Iris hermona ; 'Goren', 'Sa'ar'

Iris gatesii X Iris mariae 'Desert Gem'

(Iris mariae X Iris samariae) X self 'Adva'

Iris darwasica X Iris mariae 'Hesperia'

Iris korolkowii X Iris mariae 'Andromache', 'Artemis', 'Aspasia', 'Dido', 'Eurydice', 'Flora', 'Massilia', 'Medusa', 'Una',

Oncogelia X Iris mariae 'Bagdad Bauble'

Regeliocyclus X Iris mariae 'Saraglen'

¼ Iris mariae crosses 'Adrun', 'Arabian Mount', 'Copper Pond', 'Eulengrund', 'Gan Eden', 'Guinevere', 'Inbal', 'Polished Brass', 'Prince Of Donegal', 'Rockeye', 'Royal Turban', 'Sand Devil', 'Sea Spray', 'Speckled Delight', 'Wee Scot', 'Zivan', 'Zobten' ----

Distribution & Cultivation

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-02-03
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