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■(SPEC) Iris cretensis Janka

1867, Janka

Iris cretensis (Victor von Janka, 1867) in -- Oesterr. Bot. Z. 17: 376. 1867.

Synonyms; Iris cretica Ner. ex Baker; basionym of: Iris unguicularis Poir. subsp. cretensis (Janka) A.P.Davis & Jury Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 103(3); 294 (1990); Siphonostylis cretensis (Janka) Schulz. Iris cretensis in Bot. Mag. 104: sub t. 6343, in syn. 1878 Baker offers the following;
  • Iris {Pogoniris) eretemis ; acaulis, breviter rhizomatosa, foliis pluribus anguste linearibus 6-fl-pollicaribua acutis subcoriaceis crebre striatis, spatba? anifloria valvis magnis lanceolatis, ovario oblongo sessili, periantbii tubo viridulo 3-4-pollicari, limbi lilncino-purpurei 2i-3-pollicaris segmentis oblanceolatis sequilongis omnibus longe unguiculatia, exterioribus lamina falcata deorsum pallida luteo carinata lineis obliquia lilacmo-purpareifl decorata, interioribus paullo angustioribu8 erectis concoloribus, stigmatorum cristis lanceolatis extro' sum serrulatis, antberis albidis filamento brevioribus.
    • I. cretensis, Janka in Ocstcr. Botan. Zdtschrift 1868, p. 382 ; Baker in Gard. Chron. 1876, part ii. p. 143 ; Journ. Linn. Soc. vol. xvi. p. 138. I. cretica, Herbert in Herb. Keiv.. inedit. I. stylosa, var. angustifolia, Boiss. Diagh. part xiii. p. 15 ; Tchihat. Asia Minor 'Bat. vol. ii. p. 516.

I. humilis, Sieber, Crete, Basic, non M. B.
  • This pretty little Iris has a wide distribution round the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, as it occurs in Greece, Asia Minor, Crete (where it ascends the hills to 3 000 feet above sea-level), and the Ionian Islands. It has been con founded with the South Russian and Transylvanian humilis and the Algerian unguicularis, but is quite distinct from both, and the three inhabit different geographical areas. This fact was recognised long ago by Dean Herbert, and he gave it, in the Hookerian herbarium, the manuscript name of Iris cretica but this was never published, so far as I have been able to ascertain. It belongs to the small group of acaulescent beardless Irises, of which the two species just named, and a third (Iris Rossii, Baker in Gard. Chron. 1877, part ii. p. 809), recently discovered in the extreme north of China, are the only remaining known members. It has been introduced

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