(SPEC) Iris xanthochlora Wendelbo

1969, Wendelboxanthoclora

Iris xanthochlora Wendelbo. (Per Wendelbo, 1969, Northeastern Afghanistan); Subgenus Scorpiris, (Juno); 4-6" (10-15 cm); 1-2 greenish yellow flowers similar to Iris kopetdagensis. Swollen storage roots. The leaves are well developed at flowering time up to 20 cm long by 2 cm wide, narrowing only at the tip. They are densely papillose-puberulent all over, dark green above dull green below with rather indistinct but whitish margins. Falls 4 cm long and gradually widening to 1 cm. The crest on the fall is yellow-orange, with an entire margin and 1 cm long by .1 cm high. The standards flare outwards and are 1-1.5 cm long. The style branches are 3.5-3.8 cm long with lobes 1.2 cm long. Seeds with a crest-like aril at one end. Collected and introduced by Paul Furse. Wendelbo in Bot. Notiser, cxxii. 205 (1969). 2n=14+1B Gustafsson & Wendelbo 1975.

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Iris xanthochlora Wendelbo, Bot. Not. 122: 205 (1969).
Wendelbo, P. & Mathew, B (1975). Flora Iranica 112: 1-79. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
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Synonyms

Juno xanthochlora (Wendelbo) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 148: 80 (1980). ----

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