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(SPEC) Belamcanda chinensis (Linneaus) De Candolle

1805, Author De Candolle belamcanda Augustin Pyramus De Candolle, Japan, China, E. Russia in the Ussuri region, Taiwan and N. India. 24-40" (60-100 cm); Plants very similar in leaves and habit to Pardanthopsis. Yellowish or orange red flowers mottled with red or blackish-purple spots. The flowers opening in the morning are closed by evening, twisting into a tight linear spiral. Shiny round pea size shiny black seeds remaining attached for some time after pod opens, the cluster reminding one of an oversized blackberry for which it receives its common name. Synonyms; Blackberry Lily, Belamcanda punctata Moench; Belamcanda pampaninii Leveille; Balem-canda schularmani Rheede. Now Iris domestica

Chromosome counts: 2n=32,18,27, Shar. & Talu. 1959; 2n=32, Roy & Saran, 1961; 2n=32; Kurasawa. 1966; 2n=32, Lee, 1967; 2n=32, Vij et al.., 1982; 2n=32, Mao & Xue, 1986; 2n=32, Zhao et al., 1990; 2n=28, 30, Srivastava & Purnima, 1990.

Belamcanda chinensis has the following named cultivars; 'Freckle Face', 'Hello Yellow','Taiwanensis'

Belamcanda chinensis crosses; 'Avalon Hybrids',

Advanced Belamcanda chinensis crosses 'Butterfly Magic', 'Candy Lilies', 'Dazzler Series', 'Heart Of Darkness', 'Jungle Colors', 'Laced Lavender', 'Lollipop', 'LSS Royal Tiger', 'Mandarin Lady', 'Norrisii', 'Pastel Parfait', 'Purple Stitch', 'Sangria', 'Spooky World', 'Summer Snow', 'Sunset Tones'.

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407px-Iris domestica Blanco2 376-original.png800px-Flore des serres v16 041a.jpgBelamcanda Chinensis.JPGbelamcanda flower.jpgblackberry lily fruit.jpgGD Ehret.jpgP.Bessa.jpgzcropedBelamcanda 121.jpg


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-- Main.RPries - 2010-01-07
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407px-Iris_domestica_Blanco2_376-original.pngpng 407px-Iris_domestica_Blanco2_376-original.png manage 250 K 11 Jul 2016 - 16:00 BobPries  
800px-Flore_des_serres_v16_041a.jpgjpg 800px-Flore_des_serres_v16_041a.jpg manage 204 K 11 Jul 2016 - 16:10 BobPries  
Belamcanda_Chinensis.JPGJPG Belamcanda_Chinensis.JPG manage 68 K 30 Jan 2011 - 12:02 IrisP  
GD_Ehret.jpgjpg GD_Ehret.jpg manage 115 K 11 Jul 2016 - 16:10 BobPries  
P.Bessa.jpgjpg P.Bessa.jpg manage 96 K 11 Jul 2016 - 16:11 BobPries  
belamcanda_flower.jpgjpg belamcanda_flower.jpg manage 31 K 23 Dec 2014 - 20:15 BobPries  
blackberry_lily_fruit.jpgjpg blackberry_lily_fruit.jpg manage 43 K 23 Dec 2014 - 20:15 BobPries  
zcropedBelamcanda_121.jpgjpg zcropedBelamcanda_121.jpg manage 103 K 02 Dec 2014 - 16:13 BobPries Courtesy of biodiversity Heritage Library
Topic revision: r13 - 28 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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