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(SPEC) Iris longipedicellata Czeczott

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Iris longipedicicellata Czecz (Czeczott, 1932, Turkey), Section Limniris , Series Spuriae , Rhizome horizontally creeping. "Stems about 35 cm tall, bearing paired terminal flowers(sometimes additionally on laterally). Spathes (when dry) pale straw-colored; valves 11-13 cm long, 5-10 mm wide, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, the tubule barely exceeding, not concealing, the ovary. Leaves subequal to the stem, ensiform, glaucous, 30-40 cm long, 10-12 mm wide. Pedicel 4.5-6.5 cm long. Ovary 1.5-2.5 cm long, passing gradually into a neck 2.0-2.5 cm long and abrubtly into a tube (5-7 mm wide, 7 mm long), becoming campanulate-infundbuliform. Style pale yellowish; style-branches deep yellow-veined near the midline. Haft of the outer perianth-segment 3.5 cm long, about 5 mm wide, abrubtly dilating into an oval, reflexed fall, 3 cm long, 2 cm wide, the apex emarginate. Standards roundish-cuneate, broadly emarginate, 5.5 cm long, 1.3 cm wide. Stigmatic lobes subfalcate, acute, 10-12 cm wide, the apex emarginate. Standards roundish-cuneate, broadly emarginate, 5.5 cm long, 1.3 cm wide. Stigmatic lobes subfalcate, acute, 10-12 mm long, the margin entire. Anthers longer than the filaments. Capsule (immature) trigonal, 2-ribbed on the angles."
"Galatia: between the village of Seraikey and the little town of Arab, in the Eldiven-Gagh mountains, in marshes near springs, 1300 m colonial. 16 July, No. 282." Iris longipedicellata Czeczott in Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae (Warsaw) 9:44, 1932. Mathew suggests this may be a synonym for Iris orientalis, but Marion Bowley believes the original description would suggest that it is distinct and suggests there may be other spuria species yet unknown in Turkey.

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