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(SPEC) Iris proantha Chien

1931, Botanical author

Iris proantha Chien (Sung-Shu Chien, 1931, Kiangsu and Ankwei, China); Section Limniris , Series Chinenses , Height 3-5" (8-14 cm); Blue, white, or pinkish flowers; sometimes with a ring of darker color, crests yellow;------- Contrib. Biol. Lab. Sc. Soc. China, Bot. Ser. 6: 72. 1931; IK S 9: 146. 1931-35. syn. Iris pseudorossi Chien. 2n=44, Mao & Xue, 1986. Iris proantha

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Diels, Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 18: 427 (1924).
Iris proantha var. valida (S.S.Chien) Y.T.Zhao, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 20: 100 (1982).
Flora of China

44. Iris proantha Diels, Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 18: 427. 1924.

小鸢尾 xiao yuan wei

Rhizomes long, slender. Roots slender. Leaves yellowish green, narrowly linear, 5--27 cm × 1--7 mm at anthesis, 40--55 cm × 7--8 mm in fruit, veins 1 or 2. Flowering stems 5--28 cm, 1- or 2-leaved; spathes 2, green, narrowly lanceolate, 3.5--5.5 cm × ca. 6 mm, 1-flowered. Flowers pale violet, 3.5--5 cm in diam.; pedicel 6--10 mm. Perianth tube 2.5--3(--5) cm; outer segments obovate, with central, horseshoe-shaped, mottled pattern, ca. 2.5 × 1--1.2 cm, crest borne on midvein, yellow, low; inner segments erect, narrowly oblanceolate, 2.2--2.5 cm × ca. 7 mm. Stamens white, ca. 1 cm. Ovary green, 4--5 mm. Style branches pale violet, ca. 1.8 cm × 4 mm. Capsule globose, 1.2--1.5 cm in diam., apex shortly beaked. Fl. Mar--Apr, fr. May--July.

* Forests, forest margins, open groves, hillsides, grasslands, open fields, roadsides. Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang.




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