(SPEC) Iris pandurata Maxim.

1880, Maximowicz

_Iris pandurata_ Maxim. ( Karl Johann Maximowicz, 1880, Kansu Province, China); Section Pseudoregelia; height 2-6" (5-15 cm); Flowers reddish purple; beard yellow; Bull. Acad. Sci. St. Petersb. 25: 529; 1880; Dykes on Irises, Tunbridge Wells 141. 1930, from The Gardeners' Chronicle, Oct. 1st. 1910 makes this note; "I. pandurata is only differentiated by Maximowicz from I. tigridia by the fact that its spathes are two flowered, but specimens from the natural habitat show that both one and two-flowered stems are borne by the same individual plants, and it seems probable that it is really only a strong-growing local variety of I. tigridia. The latter has a stem of some four inches in length and purple flowers with a variegated beard."

Note the World Checklist now indicates this is a synonym of Iris tigridia var. tigridia

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Topic revision: r4 - 13 Sep 2016, BobPries
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