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(LA) 'Rubea'

1931, Alexander

'Rubea' (Edward Johnston Alexander, R. 1931). Vinic; R; "Flower-stalks erect, stiff; sepals [falls] reflexed, about 7 cm. Long, the claw yellow, the wings veined and streaked with orange-brown, the median rib yellow-green, the blade a dark ruby color veined darker, with a triple median vein of black-crimson and slightly flushed orange on and near lower margin; crest merely the yellow tip of the claw-midrib, but nearly obscured by reason of many splotches and streaks of brown which cover it; petals [standards] drooping, brownish ruby, their wings pink-margined; appendages brownish-ruby above, orange-flushed beneath; anther-tips included; capsule oval, about 8 cm. Long, 6-angled."--Iridaceous Plants. [Collected Louisiana Iris].

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