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(SPEC) Iris porphyrochrysa Wendelbo

1969, Botanical author Wendelbo


Iris porphyrochysa Wendelbo (Per Wendelbo, 1969, central Afghanistan); Subgenus Scorpiris, (Juno); height 4" (10 cm); 1-3 almost bronze flowers, Perianth tube and hafts brown purple; blade of falls yellow, crest orange. Swollen, long storage roots; Well developed leaves at the time of flowering , 10-17 cm long by .6-1.1 cm wide. The falcate leaves appear grey green with a papillose-puberulescense and with a narrow but distinct white margin and central nerve below. Wendelbo in Bot. Notiser, cxxii. 204 (1969).

'Shibar Bronze'. (Paul and Polly Furse, 1966); Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society no. 91. fig. 12. 1966, illustrated in color; A garden name applied to Iris porphyrochysa collected by P & P. Furse in 1960's.

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Iris porphyrochrysa Wendelbo, Bot. Not. 122: 204 (1969).
Wendelbo, P. & Mathew, B (1975). Flora Iranica 112: 1-79. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
Molecular phylogenetics of the juno irises, Iris subgenus Scorpiris (Iridaceae), based on six plastid markers in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 167(3):281 · November 2011


Juno porphyrochrysa (Wendelbo) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 148: 80 (1980).

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