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■ (SPEC) Iris antilibanotica Dinsm.

1933, Botanical author Dinsmore

Iris antilibanotica Dinsm. (John Edward Dinsmore & West, 1933, Antilebanon); Section Oncocyclus, Height 10-16" (25-40 cm); M, R9D; Standards pale violet, falls purple veined darker, small blackish signal; beard yellow tipped purple.

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Dinsmore provides the following description in Flora of Syria, Palestine, and Sinai, Post, Geo. E., rev. Dinsm. Beirut, 1933; Amer. Col. 1933; "Leaves sheathing two-thirds of stem, slightly falcate, 15 to 20 cm by 1 to 1.5 cm. Spathe inflated 10 X 4 cm. tube 4.5 cm; ovary 2 cm, sulcate. Falls much darker than standards, oblong, 4 x 8 cm, spot small; hairs yellow with purple tips on a cream-colored ground. Standards 6 x 7 cm with purple veins on a rich-purple ground. without dots. Style-branches 2.5 x 5.5 cm strongly keeled, light-brown with tips like the falls-- A very striking flower.May. Mountain sides, endemic to Antilebanon above Bludan, altitude 2000 meters."
1939; Yr. Bk., I.S. (E.) 56. 1935, illustrated in color;
R., 1936; Bulletin of the American Iris Society 66: 56. Sep. 1937;
A.M., R.H.S. 1935; Journal of The Royal Horticultural Society 61: 7, 291. July 1936;


Bludan Iris; Antilebanon Iris, Iris antilibonatica.

Chromosome counts

2n=20-Simonet 1952, 2n=20-Avishai & Zohary 1980.


There have been no named first generation crosses of Iris antilibanotica but unnamed crosses have resulted in the following named grandchildren; 'Einav', 'Pallu', 'Princess Maya'. 'Yfah'.

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