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(SPEC) Iris lactea var. chinensis Koidz

1832, Author Fischer

'Ensata Chinensis' (Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer. 1832). Series Ensatae;

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Iris ensata var. chinensis (Fisch.) Maxim., Gartenflora 29: 161 (1880).
Kew World Checklist accepts Iris oxypetala Bunge, Enum. Pl. China Bor.: 63 (1832). as correct name. Separated from Iris lactea still by its petals ending in a point as opposed to blunt.



Iris ensata Chinensis, Fisch. (1939 checklist) now Iris lactea); synonym Iris pallassi variety chinensis Fischer. The 1939 AIS checklist gave this the cultivar name 'Ensata Chinensis' but since this Iris lactea no longer goes under the name of Iris ensata it would be less confusing to use its botanical varietal name than its cultivar name. Modern cultivated code no longer allows a species epithet to be included in a cultivar name but this name was created before that code rule.


Chromosome counts

2n=44, Mao & Xue, 1986; 2n=40, Zhang, Y.-x., 1994; 2n=40, Yan et al., 1995; 2n=c.42, Huang, R.-f. et al., 1996. ----





Distribution & Cultivation

[ preferred Iris lactea Pallas var. chinensis Koidz.].

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