(SPEC) Iris doabensis Mathew
1972, botanical author Mathew
Iris doabensis 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'
| 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).
Distribution and Cultivation
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