■ (SPEC) Iris taochia Woronoff ex Grosshm.
1927, Botanical author Woronoff
Iris taochii Woronoff ex Grossheim
(G. Nikolajewitsch Woronoff
, 1927, Kars, Turkish Armenia); Section Iris
. Dwarf Bearded; Height 5-12" (15-30 cm), Yellow, blue, or white; beard white, yellow tipped hairs or yellow hairs. hafts veined brown or brownish violet on a white or yellow ground. Also thought by some to be a form of _Iris aphylla
| Correvon 1927;
| Woronow ex Grossh., Fl. Kavkaza 1: 256 (1928).
| Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 381-450. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
| 1970 The Eupogon Iris Species In Cultivation taochia Woronov ( ?) ex Grossheim, Fl. Kavk. 1: 256 (1928). 1927, Kars. Turkish Armenia. A species from the Caucasus "having bloom stalks of about the same height as those of typical I. aphylla, but with flowers either yellow, violet or whitish. I aphylla as it occurs in the Balkans rarely if ever has yellow flowers. 11Hanselmayer: "taochia true" without record of color form. Neel: to Gr, to ERo 1961. Ru had it. No color record.
| Earnest Luscombe, 1976 B.I.S. Yearbook-- "Iris aphylla var. taochia Woronow ex Grossheim. Caucasus region: Kars, Turkish Armenia. Habit of growth resembles Iris aphylla. Large flowers normally dark violet-purple, but forms with yellow or whitish flowers are recorded. In particular, the dark violet flowered form is refined and most attractive."
Registered as TAOCHIA.
syn. taochii, toochii.
2n=24, Koca, 1989
Distribution and Cultivation
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