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■ (Spec) Iris alata Poiret. = Iris planifolia

1789, Poiret


Iris alata Poiret (Jean-Louis Marie Poiret, 1789). Subgenus Scorpiris (Juno), Originally described in Voyage en Barbarie, Paris 1789. Name previously used for Iris planifolia and reflected in the following registrations from the 1939 AIS checklist, but now only a synonym of Iris planifolia (Miller) Fiori & Paol.

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"Mr. Ware sends us, together with some plants of which we shall take note later on, flowers of Iris alata (scorpioides) with flowers about 4 inches across. The very long flower-tube is triangular and bears three spreading narrow sepals, each about I inch in length. These correspond to the " falls " of an ordinary Iris, only they do not fall but spread horizontally. The petals or standards of garden nomenclature are erect or ascending for half their length, afterwards spreading or recurved. The petal-like styles are erect, deeper violet, their broad summits incurved, each about 3 inches long by I J inch in the broadest part, oblong ovate obtuse, narrowed at the base into a trough-like stalk. The colour of the petals is slaty-blue with a central golden stripe and n mottled arrangement of blue and white spots, but without any " beard." The species is remarkably handsome."
'Alata Alba'. (Barr, 1898). . Juno; W1, blue-white self, the only marking is a bright gold ridge down the middle of the fall; Barr 1898. Synonym of Iris planifolia (Miller) Fiori & Poal..
'Alata Delicata' (Ryder N,). Juno. [Iris planifolia (Miller) Fiori & Poal.].
'Alata Amethyst' Juno; Light blue self; Grull.1914; 'Sind-Pur Amethyste'. [Iris planifolia (Miller) Fiori & Poal.].
'Alata Dark Form' Juno; Dark blue self; Described as " a fine dark coloured form of this well known species. It has broad foliage, and a streak of bright gold on the purple fall."- Gardening Illustrated 52: 56. 25 Jan. 1930, illustrated. Iris planifolia (Miller) Fiori & Poal..

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Alata_the_Garden102-1898.jpgjpg Alata_the_Garden102-1898.jpg manage 68 K 20 Nov 2013 - 20:04 BobPries Biodiversity Heritage Library
gartenflora_Alata_t1351.jpgjpg gartenflora_Alata_t1351.jpg manage 90 K 20 Nov 2013 - 20:13 BobPries Biodiversity Heritage Library
planifolia_copy.jpgjpg planifolia_copy.jpg manage 55 K 13 Jan 2015 - 21:21 BobPries Courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage library
Topic revision: r16 - 19 Nov 2022, AlainFranco
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