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(SPEC) Iris doabensis Mathew

1972, botanical author Mathew

Iris doabensis Mathew (Brian Mathew, 1972, Afghanistan); Subgenus Scorpiris, Juno; Height 4-6" (10-15 cm); Golden yellow; falls erect with the margins of the haft turned downwards, an unusual trait seen also in I. willmotiana Fos. and I. rosenbachiana Reg. The falls are 3.5 cm long. Its claw yellow with purple veins in the center, Its blade yellow with a orange-yellow undulate crest. Yellow standards, tiny (.8 cm long by .4 cm wide) slightly deflexed. Styles large 3.3 cm long and yellow. 3-5 narrow spathe valves 5-6 cm long and membranacious, perianth tube very long (7-8 cm). Leaves broad, not fully developed at flowering and completely conceal the stem. They are a bright shiny green with no distinct silver edge as in some other species. Roots, very swollen; seeds arillate; pineapple fragrance. Brian Mathew in Curtis's Botanical Magazine 179(1): (tab. 620, 1972). Iris doabensis so far only one selection 'Doab Gold'.

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Iris doabensis B.Mathew, Bot. Mag. 179: t. 620 (1972).
Wendelbo, P. & Mathew, B (1975). Flora Iranica 112: 1-79. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
A Guide to Species Irises, their Identification and Cultivation, The Species Group of The British Iris Society, 1997, Cambridge;



Juno doabensis (B.Mathew) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 148: 79 (1980). ----

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