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(SPEC) Iris curvifolia Zhao

1982, Botanical author Zhao

Iris curvifolia Zhao (Y. T. Zhao, 1982, Xinjiang province, China); Section Psammiris. Height 4-6" (10-15 cm); Bright yellow flowers with brown lines; It is said to be similar to Iris bloudowii´╗┐ but shorter, with bracts that are only slightly inflated, much less so than I. bloudowii, and leaves that are very falcate, therefore its name curvifolia. It appears to have a short creeping rhizome about 2 cm. in diameter with a few persistent old leaf bases at the base of the shoot. The sickle-shaped leaves are said to be 10-20 cm. long by 1-1.5 cm. wide. The flowers are about 4.5-6 cm in diameter with a perianth tube 2-3 cm long. Zhao in Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 20: (1) 99 1982.

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