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(SPEC) Iris phoenicis Small aka 'Phoenicis'

1932, Small

'Phoenicis' (John Kunkel Small, R. 1932). Vinicolores Section; R; "Flower-stalk erect, strict and rigid: sepals recurved-spreading, 8-9 cm. Long, the claw pale creamy-yellow, veined pale-green, the veins pencilled brown-purple, the wings heavily flushed brown-lilac in addition to these pencillings, the blade rather rotund, purple, faintly veined darker and flushed reddish at the base, the crest dark-yellow, 2-4 lemon-colored radials coming from the claw into the base of the blades; petals blue-purple, the claw portion red-purple; style-branches dark-purple the wings pale-margined; appendages light-violet; anther-tips included."—Small. [Collected Louisiana Iris].

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