■ (SPEC) Iris narynensis Fedts.
1905, Botanical author Fedtschenko
Iris narynensis Fedts.
( Olga Fedtschenko
, original description in Bull. J. Bot. Pet. 5, 159 (1905) Subgenus Scorpiris, (Junos)
. Russian species; 2.5 inches (5 cm), Pale violet flowers, falls darker with central white ridge.
| Iris narynensis O.Fedtsch., Izv. Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 5: 159 (1905).
| Dykes in The Genus Iris, 1913;Description. Rootstock , a long-necked bulb of the usual Juno type. Leaves , glaucescent, narrow, but little waved or falcate, with a white edge and prominent setae. Stem , 1-2½ in. only, slender, bearing 1-2 flowers. Spathes , greenish, little inflated. Tube , slightly overtopping the spathes. Flowers , lilac. Falls . The blade is of a deep violet with a broad white margin and a white crest, which in its upper part is denticulate and in the lower splits up into hairlike threads. The haft is oblong, not winged. Standards , a little more than half as long as the falls, with a lanceolate pointed blade. Filaments , about equal in length to the yellow anthers.Observations.I. narynensis is not unlike I. linifolia in appearance but is easily distinguishable from it by the setae, which edge the white margins of the leaves, by the undivided stigma and by the deep purple colour of the central portion of the blade of the falls. Colour alone would, of course, be no real difference but the setose edges of the leaves and the formation of the stigma show that I. narynensis is quite distinct. Until the seeds are known, it is impossible to assign it with certainty to any subdivision within the Juno Section.
| 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.
No registered variations, Narynensis ssp. archibaldii
No registered Hybrids
Distribution & Cultivation
| Distribution: Region:
| Cultivation: General Juno cultivation
Ikinci,N., Hall,T., Lledo,L., Clarkson,J.J., Tillie,N., Seisums,A., Saito,T., Harley,M. and Chase,M.W. Molecular phylogenetics of the juno irises, Iris subgenus Scorpiris (Iridaceae), based on six plastid markers, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 167 (3), 281-300 (2011)
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