(SPEC) Iris xiphium L. var. battandieri Foster

1892, Botanical author Foster

'Battandieri' ( Sir Michael Foster,, 1892, Morocco, Algeria). Subgenus Xiphium; Span. 7-15" (25-60 cm), Color Class-W. "Flowers white with an orange ridge on the falls"- KAVB. See below:
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Foster gives the following description; "Bulb, foliage, and general habit same as in type, save that the leaves are very glaucous. Perianth very turbinate. Claw of fall not elliptical and separated by marked constriction from rounded blade, but gradually expanding into ovate blade, there being hardly any constriction between the two. Blade somewhat obovate-emarginate, with very revolute edges. Standards tall, broad, very much twisted. All parts of the flower a pure dead white, except the bright orange ridge on the fall". Foster in Bulbous Irises, p.66,1892; illustrated.
Van Tubergen 1900.
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Synonym:

Iris xiphium L. var battandieri Foster.

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