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(SPEC) Iris statellae Tod. or 'Statellae'

1865, Botanical author Todaro


'Statellae' (Augustino Todaro, 1856, Seedling at Palermo, Sicily garden). originally published in Nuovi Generi e Nuove Specie di Piante Coltivate nel Real Orto Botanico di Palermo, 5, 1858 Palermo as a new species but today is usually relegated to a form of Iris lutescens. Section Iris. DB. Early bloom season. Color Code W4; "Vigorous and of rapid increase, with glaucous foliage 10 inches high. Flowering stems 12 inches, 2 flowered. Flowers small, of good form, pale creamy-white, with orange tipped beard; standards cupped, falls incurved. Flowering for nearly a month from April 30, 1927."-'Bearded Irises Tried at Wisley' p. 151, J.R.H.S 1928.;

See below:

Table 6894 Bot Mag


Hort. Bot. Pan. 1: tab. 4. 1876-78 with color image. Fos., The Garden 14: 702. 28 May 1881; Bot. Mag. 113: tab. 6894. 1887 Color image.


often listed as MDB-'Statellae' or SDB-'Statellae'. Possibly synonym of Iris lutescens Lam.

Chromosome counts

Randolph counted 44 chromosomes, but is elsewhere reported as 2n=40. (Unknown parentage). Van Tubergen 1900..

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