■(SPEC) 'Varbosiana'

Mali-Bosnia

'Varbosiana' - Believed to be a form of I. germanica, but larger and brighter. 1939 Check List shows Correvon 1927 1937, Turrell, Plant Life Balk. Penn. Oxford, Eng. 26l. 1929. Synonym Varbosana (Varbossiana).

Comments: Nigel Service in A Guide to Species Irises, Their Identification and Cultivation, has Iris varbossiana as a synonym of I. germanica in its typical form, with a count of 2n=24 (p.26).

Brian Mathew, The Iris (1981), p. 37 says "This is a little known plant, originating from Bosnia, and said by Hayek to be a variety of I. germanica."

Kohlein, Iris, p. 205, says: "Pogon Iris from Bosnia; status undetermined. [...."] Grows to 30" (80 cm tall) [...] Sterile, according to Prodan". The work referenced is presumptively the translation of the work of Julius Prodan (1875-1959), edited by Bea Warburton and published in 1970 by the Median Iris Society as The Eupogon Iris Species, included in Kohlein's bibliography.

Appendix D of Garden Irises, published by AIS and edited by Fitz Randolph shows chromosome counts for the taxon: Simon 2n=24, and Randolph 2n=48.

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