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(SPEC) Iris gilgitensis Baker ex Hooker. World Checklist says a synonym of I. hookeriana Foster,

1894, John Gilbert Baker

Iris gilgitensis (John Gilbert Baker, 1894) "_I. gilgitensis_, Baker mss.; dwarf, leaves linear, flower-heads solitary, spathe 2-fld., pedicels short, perianth-tube long, blade of sepals small narrow oblong much shorter than the strongly bearded claw, petals oblong.
Western Tibet; at Gilgit, alt. 12,000 ft., Giles.
Stems tufted, 4-6 in., basal sheaths entire. Leaves flaccid, 6-9 by 1/8-1/6 in. Spathe 1 1/2-2 in., valves lanceolate green, margins pale. Perianth-tube less than 1 in., limb 1 1/4 in., bright lilac; blade of sepals 1/4 in. broad; petals clawed; style branches 3/4 in., crests small, deltoid. – Differs from I. kumaonensis by the small blade of the sepals. A single specimen only seen."– Diagnosis in The Flora of British India

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