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(SPEC) Iris heracleana (J.Mart.Rodr. & M.B.Crespo) T.Hall

2013, J.Mart.Rodr. & M.B.Crespo

Iris heracleana ( (J.Mart.Rodr. & M.B.Crespo) T.Hall), Brit. Iris Soc. Newslett. 2014: 16 (2014).

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basionym:Iridaceae Xiphion heracleanum J.Mart.Rodr. & M.B.Crespo Nordic J. Bot. 31(1): 90. 2013 [23 Jan 2013] [epublished]


As a part of the revision of Xiphion (Iris subg. Xiphion) for the ‘Flora Iberica’ project, some material collected in the 19th and 20th centuries in the Tangiers area (northern Morocco) was found impossible to assign to any of the known taxa in the genus. In part, they resembled X. junceum and X. rutherfordii, but showed a peculiar combination of vegetative and floral characters which to date is exclusive. Accordingly, the new species X. heracleanum Mart. Rodr. & M. B. Crespo is described for these plants, and evidence is reported to justify the adopted treatment. Relationships to other taxa in the genus are also discussed, and the new combination X. rutherfordii (Mart. Rodr., P. Vargas, M. Carine & Jury) Mart. Rodr. & M. B. Crespo comb. nov. is provided.

Distribution: Morocco (Morocco, Northern Africa, Africa)



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