See New TB Image Gallery


■ (SPEC) Iris kuschakewiczii B. Fedtsch.

1905, Botanical author B. FedtchenkoKuschakewiczii

Iris kuschakewiczi B. Fedtch. ( Boris Fedtschenko, 1905, Turkestan). Subgenus Scorpirs (Juno); Height 4-6", (10-15 cm); B; Very pale violet with very dark violet blotches and lines on either side of a prominent white crest. Bull. Jard. Imp. Bot. Pet. 5: 158. 1905; Although the 1939 checklist suggested this was a form of Iris narynensis Mathew in "The Iris" retains this as a separate species.

See below:

Besides those below there are a number of images that can be seen at The Russian site Plantarium

Iris-kuschakewiczii-Tony Hall.jpgIris20kuschakewiczii200007.jpgiriskuchakewiczii01.jpgIriskuschakewicziiSIGNA01.jpgkuschakewicziiJB.JPG


Iris kuschakewiczii B.Fedtsch., Izv. Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 5: 158 (1905).
Dykes in The Genus Iris, 1913;

Stem , hardly produced, densely clothed with leaves, which are falcate and possess a distinct horny margin with prominent setae.
Tube , slightly overtopping the spathes.
Flowers , bluish.
Falls , elongated, oblong, with a deeply-coloured circular patch on the blade.
Standards, short, drooping, broadening a little from the base and then dividing into three acute points.
Affinity with I. narynensis is suggested in the original description, and it is not easy to separate the two plants except that the leaves of I. Kuschakewiczii seem broader, stiffer, and more sharply falcate and the segments of the flowers broader.
Khassanov, F.O. & Rakhimova, N. (2012). Taxonomic revision of the genus Iris L. (Iridaceae Juss.) for the flora of central Asia. Stapfia 97: 174-179.
Komarov, V.L. (ed.) (1935). Flora SSSR 4: 1-586. Izdatel'stov Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad.
Nikitina, E.V. & al (eds.) (1951). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 3: 1-148. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
A Guide to Species Irises, their Identification and Cultivation, The Species Group of The British Iris Society, 1997, Cambridge;




Chromosome counts






Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: Region:


Iris-kuschakewiczii-Tony Hall.jpgIris20kuschakewiczii200007.jpgiriskuchakewiczii01.jpgIriskuschakewicziiSIGNA01.jpgkuschakewicziiJB.JPG

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Iris Species? Please visit the: Species Iris Group of North America website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- Main.RPries - 2010-03-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Iris-kuschakewiczii-Tony_Hall.jpgjpg Iris-kuschakewiczii-Tony_Hall.jpg manage 75 K 16 Jan 2015 - 19:17 BobPries Tony Hall photo
Iris20kuschakewiczii200007.jpgjpg Iris20kuschakewiczii200007.jpg manage 41 K 22 Aug 2016 - 17:17 BobPries Courtesy of Edgewood The Lonsdale Gardens
IriskuschakewicziiSIGNA01.jpgjpg IriskuschakewicziiSIGNA01.jpg manage 38 K 11 Oct 2014 - 15:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Founders of SIGNA
iriskuchakewiczii01.jpgjpg iriskuchakewiczii01.jpg manage 72 K 08 Oct 2014 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kirsten
kuschakewicziiJB.JPGJPG kuschakewicziiJB.JPG manage 51 K 07 Apr 2013 - 18:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
Topic revision: r15 - 06 Dec 2016, BobPries
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback