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Series Spuriae (Diels)Lawrence

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Botanical Series under the Section Limniris that is equivalent to the horticultural class Spuria Irises. Characteristics common to the species in this series are: a three sided capsule having six longitudinal ribs arranged in thre pairs. One pair of ribs is on each angle of the capsule. The capsule also ends in a sharp beak. The stigma has two points. And the seeds are enclosed in a loose papery shell. Spuria species range from Western Europe to Eastern Asia with a high center of diversity in the Caucasus and Turkey. Typical environments may have water stress for a part of the year but the microenvironment usually has bountiful water just prior to blooming. Some of the most salt tolerant Irises are in this group. Spuria Iris are reliable perennials once established but their transplanting is sometimes a challenge. Cultivation may vary depending on the region they are being grown. Species included by the British Species Group include: Iris crocea, Iris graminea, Iris kerneriana, Iris lilacina; Iris longipedicellata, Iris ludwigii, Iris maritima, Iris monnieri, Iris orientalis, Iris pontica, Iris pseudonotha, Iris sintenisii, Iris spuria, Iris xanthospuria. Some other names that have been recognized by other botanists are: Iris machowii,

This botanical series was first recognized and defined by Friedrich Ludwig Emil Diels in Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl]15a: 502. 1930 and later amended by G.H.M. Lawrence in Gentes Herbarum; Occasional Papers on the Kinds of Plants. [L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University 8(4): 362. 1953.

References: The International Plant Names Index (IPNI)


-- BobPries - 2009-11-09
Topic revision: r7 - 11 Jan 2012, BobPries
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