(SPEC) Iris porphyrochrysa Wendelbo
1969, Botanical author Wendelbo
Iris porphyrochysa Wendelbo
, 1969, central Afghanistan); Subgenus Scorpiris, (Juno)
; height 4" (10 cm); 1-3 almost bronze flowers, Perianth tube and hafts brown purple; blade of falls yellow, crest orange. Swollen, long storage roots; Well developed leaves at the time of flowering , 10-17 cm long by .6-1.1 cm wide. The falcate leaves appear grey green with a papillose-puberulescense and with a narrow but distinct white margin and central nerve below. Wendelbo in Bot. Notiser, cxxii. 204 (1969).
'Shibar Bronze'. (Paul and Polly Furse, 1966); Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society
no. 91. fig. 12. 1966, illustrated in color; A garden name applied to Iris porphyrochysa
collected by P & P. Furse in 1960's.
Juno porphyrochrysa (Wendelbo) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 148: 80 (1980).
Distribution and Cultivation
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