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■ (Spec) Iris nazarena Fos. or 'Nazarena'

1893, Foster

'Nazarena' (Sir Michael Foster, 1893), R. 1936. Section Oncocyclus ; 12-20" (30-50 cm). Very early bloom. Color Code-S8D; "Flower very large, often 15 cm wide; tube 7 cm long; falls 6-7 cm, round-ovate, with a creamy ground, thickly covered with a large, more or less circular patch (with a dark-brown rim) of blackish-red-purple. Standards orbicular, 7-8 cm, slightly serrate, with a white ground except at the yellowish base, veins blue, more or less thickly covered, especially at the edges with prominent, purple dots, the claw, of the fused lines, dark-red-brown. Style-branches marked with reddish-brown spots, on a creamy ground.

See also Iris nazarena Var. Thompsoni See below:

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A magnificent species, the falls often having a few, small crimson or red-brown spots."-- Flora of Syria, Palestine, and Sinai, Grey 1933, Hocker 1933. Considered synonymous with Iris bismarkiana by Brian Mathew. [Iris bismarkiana Regel ex Damman & C. Sprenger].
 

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nazarena01.jpgjpg nazarena01.jpg manage 100 K 27 Dec 2015 - 17:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Herbert Kerr slide collection
nazarena02.jpgjpg nazarena02.jpg manage 99 K 27 Dec 2015 - 17:03 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Herbert Kerr slide collection
nazarena03.jpgjpg nazarena03.jpg manage 109 K 27 Dec 2015 - 17:04 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Herbert Kerr slide collection
Topic revision: r11 - 04 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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