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(SPEC) Iris hymenospatha Mathew & Wendelbo

1975, Mathew & WendelboHymenospatha

Iris hymenospatha Mathew & Wendelbo (Brian Mathew and Per Wendelbo, Iraq, 1973, Iran) Subgenus Scorpiris,

See below:


Mathew & Wendelbo ex Grey-Wilson in The Iris Year Book, 1973: 108 (1973), without type or Latin description.
B. Mathew & P. Wendelbo in Flora Iranica 112: 57 (1975).
A Guide to Species Irises, their Identification and Cultivation, The Species Group of The British Iris Society, 1997, Cambridge;



Synonym: Iris persica var. isaacsonii. see 'Persica Isaacsoni' . ----

Chromosome counts

2n=24(subsp hymenospatha), Hall, 2000. 2n=20 (subsp. leptoneura), Hall, 2000.



Iris hymenospatha Mathew & Wendelbo
  • Subsp. hymenospatha var. isaacsonii
  • Subsp. leptoneura




Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: Region:
Cultivation: seems to be the same as most bearded irises with perhaps a special emphasis on good drainage



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