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■ (SPEC) Iris bicapitata Collas.

1989, Colasante

Iris bicapitata Colas. (Professor Maretta Colasante, 1989, Gargano Peninsula, Italy); 12-16+", (30-40+ cm); Flowers variously colored; Nigel Service (1996) reports "Yellow from bright to pale, white, near white of a green, blued or yellowed sort, purple, violet, pale blue, blue-veined falls and white standards, classic variegata, pale yellow flecked greenish." Beards are blue or white but tipped yellow and turning yellow towards haft. Named bicapitata for its 2-flowered stem, but it flowers only once each year;

See below:
I. bicapitataJB19.jpgIBicapitataRM.jpgIris-bicapitata-1.jpgIris-bicapitata-2.jpgIris-bicapitata-3.jpgIris-bicapitata-4.jpgIris-bicapitataGargano.jpg


Originally described as Iris biflora Petagna from Gargano Italy in 1787 in Institutiones Botanicae (NA) 87.
Colasante in Giornale Botanico Italiano vol. 123, Suppl 1, page. 112;
The 1996 Iris Year Book; p.73-76, illustrated in color.



Chromosome counts

2n=40 (Colasante 1996). ----





Distribution & Cultivation

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-- Main.RPries - 2009-11-08
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
I. bicapitataJB19.jpgjpg I. bicapitataJB19.jpg manage 165 K 26 Apr 2019 - 13:06 Main.Betsy881 Photoo by John Baumfalk
IBicapitataRM.jpgjpg IBicapitataRM.jpg manage 54 K 03 May 2012 - 14:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Roberto Marucchi, Italy
Iris-bicapitata-1.jpgjpg Iris-bicapitata-1.jpg manage 40 K 08 Aug 2016 - 20:11 BobPries Lowell Baumunk photo
Iris-bicapitata-2.jpgjpg Iris-bicapitata-2.jpg manage 45 K 08 Aug 2016 - 20:12 BobPries Filippo Dimatteo photo
Iris-bicapitata-3.jpgjpg Iris-bicapitata-3.jpg manage 52 K 08 Aug 2016 - 20:14 BobPries Pat Toolan photo
Iris-bicapitata-4.jpgjpg Iris-bicapitata-4.jpg manage 42 K 08 Aug 2016 - 20:15 BobPries Pat Toolan photo
Iris-bicapitataGargano.jpgjpg Iris-bicapitataGargano.jpg manage 99 K 08 Aug 2016 - 20:17 BobPries Gerhard Raschun jun., photo
Topic revision: r9 - 31 Mar 2022, PascalJordan
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