■ (Spec) Iris x neglecta Hornm. see also 'Neglecta'
1813, Hornemann..........................................related links .. Color class Neglecta
(Jens Wilken Hornemann
, in Hort. Hafn. 1, 55, 1813). registered in 1939 checklist as a Tall-bearded cultivar 'Neglecta'
and see that as the primary entry in the Encyclopedia.
| Hornemann, Hort. Hafn. I. 55 (1813).
| *Bot. Mag. t. 2435 (1823).Descr. Stem many-flowered, taller than the ensiform leaves. Spathes sheathing, imbricated, one to each flower. Germen six-angled: angles rounded. Tube of corolla but little longer than the germen; refiexed laciniae bearded, violet-coloured at the margins, white streaked with violet in the middle, very obtuse, sometimes emarginate: erect ones broad-oval, pale blue, quite entire, incurved, terminated in a claw. Upper lip of the stigma deeply divided, acute.The native country of this handsome and agreeably scented Iris is unknown. It was first taken up as a distinct species, by Professor Hornemann. It is a hardy perennial. Communicated by Mr. Anderson from the Chelsea garden, in June last.
| Dykes in The Genus Iris, 1913, This is probably of hybrid origin and is similar to I. amoena except that the standards are blue or lilac instead of white and the falls are more closely veined and consequently show less of the light groundwork. The spathes are scarious in the upper half and the tube is a little longer than the ovary. The leaves are noticeably ribbed,-a feature, which suggests affinity to I. variegata.
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