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■ (SPEC) Iris illyrica Tommasini

1875, Tommasini

'Illyrica' (Mutius von Tommasini, 1875, Lago di Garda to northeast shores of the Adriatic). Dark blue self. Dykes noticed that this represents a series of plants that grade into each other; with 'Cengialtii' in the north to 'Illyrica' in the south. He notes 'Illyrica' is slightly taller, more variable in color than 'Cengialti' including dark blue and with variable beards from yellow and white to an unusual dark purple.

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As Iris illyrica Tommas. In Veg. Veglia in Cubich, Nat. e storia Veglia 63, 81. 1875.
[Recognised by some as a separate species, Mathew in The Iris 1981, considers this as a synonym or form of Iris pallida Lam. subspecies cengialti .
2016 Saxifraga-Jasenka Topic photos from
Classed in the 1939 checklist as an IB

Chromosome counts

2n=24 counted by Lovka, 1995.



no named variations recorded


No named hybrids

Distribution and Cultivation

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IllyricaSaxifraga-JasenkaTopic3.jpgjpg IllyricaSaxifraga-JasenkaTopic3.jpg manage 187 K 06 Aug 2016 - 19:19 BobPries Saxifraga-Jasenka Topic photo
Iris20illyrica202,20Saxifraga-Jasenka20Topic.jpgjpg Iris20illyrica202,20Saxifraga-Jasenka20Topic.jpg manage 77 K 06 Aug 2016 - 19:21 BobPries Saxifraga-Jasenka Topic photo
Iris20illyrica203,20Saxifraga-Jasenka20Topic.jpgjpg Iris20illyrica203,20Saxifraga-Jasenka20Topic.jpg manage 70 K 05 Aug 2016 - 19:44 BobPries Jasenko photo
Iris20illyrica205,20Saxifraga-Jasenka20Topic.jpgjpg Iris20illyrica205,20Saxifraga-Jasenka20Topic.jpg manage 147 K 05 Aug 2016 - 19:24 BobPries Jasenka photo from Website noted in references
IrisIllyrica.jpgjpg IrisIllyrica.jpg manage 147 K 14 May 2020 - 20:36 SanjaKovacic Iris illyrica from the native Croatian locality, on growth of Zagreb Botanical Garden, Faculty of Science, Croatia, since 1964
illyrica.JPGJPG illyrica.JPG manage 285 K 06 May 2019 - 22:05 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Carol Lankow slide collection
illyrica1.JPGJPG illyrica1.JPG manage 375 K 06 May 2019 - 22:06 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Carol Lankow slide collection
illyricaSaxifraga-JasenkaTopic1.jpgjpg illyricaSaxifraga-JasenkaTopic1.jpg manage 188 K 06 Aug 2016 - 19:23 BobPries Saxifraga-Jasenka Topic photo
illyricaSaxifraga-JasenkaTopic22.jpgjpg illyricaSaxifraga-JasenkaTopic22.jpg manage 301 K 08 Aug 2016 - 11:01 BobPries sampled JasenkaTopic
Topic revision: r12 - 29 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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