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■ (SPEC) Iris camillae Grossheim

1929, Botanical author Grossheim

Iris camillae Grossheim (Alexander Grossheim, 1928; Lake Kazan Gel, Transcaucasia); Section Oncocyclus ; Strongly falcate leaves, height 8-16" (20-40 cm); Yellows, blues, and bicolors, standards larger than falls; standards broader than, and the same color as the falls; Dark purplish signal patch with a yellow beard

See below:
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Sched. ad Herb. A. Grossheim & B. Schidschkin, in Pl. Or. Exsicc. Fasc. no. 357 (1928).
Komarov, V.L. (ed.) (1935). Flora SSSR 4: 1-586. Izdatel'stov Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad.
Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
Czerepanov, S.K. (1995). Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (The Former USSR): 1-516. Cambridge University Press.


Chromosme counts:

2n=20 (Awishai & Zohary 1980). ----



Grossheim described the following forms: Iris camillae Grossheim; forma camillae Grossh; forma caerulea Grossh; forma lutea Grossh; forma pallida D. Sosn. ; forma pseudoiberica Grossh. forma speciossisima Grossh. forma spectabilis Grossh. forma sulphurea Grossh. ----


The Species Group of the British Iris Society notes that this is probably of hybrid origin between Ii. iberica, paradoxa, and acutiloba. ----

Distribution & Cultivation

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-- Main.RPries - 2009-11-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
I_CAMILLAE_EI.jpgjpg I_CAMILLAE_EI.jpg manage 94 K 08 Jul 2016 - 12:15 Main.ruiris from the book 'The Iris' (G. Rodionenko et al., 1981)
Iris-camillae-1.jpgjpg Iris-camillae-1.jpg manage 14 K 21 Jul 2016 - 20:22 BobPries Clay Osborne photo
camillae_-_McAllister.jpgjpg camillae_-_McAllister.jpg manage 21 K 06 Feb 2010 - 02:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by McAllister
camillae_Blue_Form_-_Murrain.jpgjpg camillae_Blue_Form_-_Murrain.jpg manage 20 K 06 Feb 2010 - 02:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Murrain
Topic revision: r11 - 05 Aug 2016, BobPries
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