■ (SPEC) Iris winkleri
1884, Botanical author Regel
Iris winkleri Regel.
(Eduard August von Regel
, 1884, Turkestan); Subgenus Hermodactyloides
. "Stem almost non-existent. Leaves 3- 4, linear, glabrous, slightly curved. 3-nerved, 1-2 mm. wide, Flowers bluish-violet. Perianth tube about same length as flower. falls slightly wider and longer than standards. A very uncertain species poorly described... Closely related to Iris kolpakowskiana Regel
."-Clive Innes in The World of Iridaceae
| Regel in Act. Hort. Pretrop. 8: 677. 1884;
| Foster in Bulbous Irises: 64 (1892);
| For more about Reticulata Irises see Alan McMurtrie's website
| Dykes, The Genus Iris: 229 (1913);Description.This plant is not apparently in cultivation and only the original description can be given. It was said by Regel to be near I. Kolpakowskiana which may be readily distinguished "bulbi tunicis reticulato-fibrosis, foliis multinervis sub lente ad nervos denticulato-scabris." Regel's description is as follows :-Bulbi ovati tunicae membranaceae (nee fibroso-reticulatae). Caulis nullus. Scapus uniflorus, brevissimus ; vagina basilaris solitaria aphylla, scapum foliorumque basin includens. Folia radicalia 4, anguste linearia, a media recurvato-patentia, 3-nervia, glabra, subtus nervo media prominente carinata, florem aequantia vel superantia.Observations.Regel distinguishes this plant from I. Kolpakowskiana by the membranous coats of the bulbs (though it is just possible that he had only dried specimens from which the wrapping fibres had fallen away from the bulb). The tube is equal in length to the purple flower. The standards are erect and both narrower and a little shorter than the falls.
| B.A. Fedtch. In Fl. U.R.S.S. 4: 554 (1935), Eng. Transl. 4: 421 (1968)
| Mathew, The Iris: 179 (1981).
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