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(SPEC) Iris cathayensis Migo

1939, Botanical author Migo

Iris cathayensis Migo. (Hisao Migo, 1939, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Hubei, China); Section Limniris , Series Tenuifoliae . Height 2-3" (7-9 cm); Flowers violet; Migo in Jour. Shanghai Science Institute sect. 3. 4: 140. 1939. --Flora of Jiangsu, First Vol. 395, Fig. 712. 1977.

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Iris cathayensis Migo, J. Shanghai Sci. Inst., Sect. 3 4: 140 (1939).
Yutang, Z., Noltie, H.J. & Mathew, B. (2000). Flora of China 24: 297-313. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Iris cathayensis Migo, J. Shanghai Sci. Inst., Sect. 3. 4: 140. 1939.

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Leaves grayish green, linear, 15--25 cm × 3--4 mm at anthesis, ca. 45 cm × 6 mm in fruit, midvein absent, base surrounded by maroon-red, persistent sheaths. Flowering stems not emerging above ground; spathes 3 or 4, green, lanceolate, 8--12 × 1.2--2 cm, 2-flowered, midvein distinct, apex acuminate. Flowers violet 6--7.5 cm in diam.; pedicel filiform, 1.5--2 cm. Perianth tube 7--9 cm, slender, apex somewhat expanded; outer segments narrowly oblanceolate, 4--5.5 cm × ca. 5 mm; inner segments narrowly oblanceolate, 4--5 cm × ca. 5 mm, sparsely papillose along midvein. Stamens 2.8--3.5 cm; anthers blue. Ovary 1.3--1.5 cm. Style branches linear, 3.5--4 cm × ca. 3 mm. Capsule not seen. Fl. Apr, fr. Jun--Aug.

Open hillsides, grasslands. Anhui, Hubei, Jiangsu, Zhejiang.


Cryptobasis cathayensis (Migo) M.B.Crespo, Mart.-Azorín & Mavrodiev, Phytotaxa 232: 61 (2015).

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