Section Oncocyclus

1914 Dykes

Oncocyclus (The term was first used by Siemssen as the Genus Oncocyclus in 1846 in Botanische Zeitung. The Baker raised it to a subgenus in 1877, than Dykes lowered it to a section in 1914.

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A Section within the Subgenus Iris . Oncocyclus literally means a swollen circle and refers to the fleshy aril on the seeds of these plants. The Section Oncocyclus is one of the larger sections of Genus Iris and includes the following species: Iris acutiloba , Iris antilibanotica , Iris assadiana , Iris atrofusca , Iris atropurpurea , Iris auranitica , Iris barnumae , Iris basaltica , Iris bismarkiana , Iris bostrensis , Iris cedreti , Iris damascena , Iris gatesii , Iris haynei , Iris hermona , Iris heylandiana , Iris iberica , Iris kirkwoodii , Iris lortetii , Iris mariae , Iris meda . Iris nectarifera , Iris nigricans , Iris paradoxa , Iris petrana , Iris sari , Iris sofarana , Iris sprengeri , Iris swensoniana , Iris westii , Iris yebrudii . The above are the species recognized by A Guide to Species Irises The Identification and Cultivation published by the British Iris Society.

Other names associated with Section Oncocyclus are Iris susiana which has disappeared in Nature, and the following That the BIS consider to be hybrids: Iris camillae , Iris annae , Iris grossheimii , Iris jordana , Iris kazachensis , Iris koenigi , Iris schelkownikowii , Iris sinistra , Iris tatianae , Iris zuvandicus .

For cultivation of Oncocyclus

With so many species the Oncocyclus have been sorted by Gavrilenko into the folowing series: Further reading about Oncocyclus: Foster in The Garden 1893

For Literature on Oncocyclus in the Library


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