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Series Sibiricae

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Series Sibiricae (Diels) Lawrence: A group of plants within the Section Limniris from moist places or alpine meadows of Europe or Asia. They have triangular stigmas, three-cornered or nearly round capsules and D-shaped seeds. the falls have two flanges at the base of the haft. Excepting Iris clarkii the others have hollow stems. Diels in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. Aufl. (1930); G.H.M. Lawrence in ‘A reclassification of the genus Iris' in Gentes Herbarium 8:346 (1953), New York. Noted as SIB in registrations. This series is divided by Lenz into the following two subseries.

Subseries Sibiricae (Diels) Lenz. Lee Lenz, in Aliso Vol. 8 No.4, pp 383-389, September 30, 1976 established the name of this sub-series and provided the following traits that distinguish it from sub-series chrysographes. "Spathe valves short; flanges at base of sepals (falls) small; tops of capsules blunt; capsules thick walled; n=14". Generally those irises called Siberians by gardeners. A well-accepted group of three species. Subseries Chrysographes (Also known as Sino-Siberians)

Subseries Sibiricae

Iris sanguinea Hornem ex Donn. Iris sibirica L. Iris typhifolia Kitagawa Iris phragmitetorum Hand.Mazz.

* Subseries Chrysographae

Iris bulleyanaIris bulleyana Iris clarkei Iris chrysographesIris chrysographes
Iris delavayiIris delavayi Iris dykesii Iris forrestiiForrestii
Iris wilsoniiWilsonii

Hybrids between species in the subseries Sibiricae produced the modern Siberian Irises

Hybrids between species in the subseries Chrysographae produced the modern Sino-Siberian Irises


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