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(SPEC) Iris falcata Babal. & Panic.

1984, Botanical authors Babalonas & Panicolaou

Iris falcata Babal. & Panic. (D. Babalonas & K. Panicolaou, 1984, Greece); Section Iris . Height 8" (20 cm); Leaves falcate, widening in the upper part, 12-20 cm. long, to about 2.5 cm. wide. Stem 4-7.5 cm. long, 2-3 flowered. Spathes oblong-lanceolate, somewhat compressed, the lower about 7 cm. long. Flowers pale yellow borne on short pedicels. Falls 4-5.5 cm. long, 1.5-2.8 cm. wide, obovate-cuneate with very distinct claw, pale blue beard. Standards more or less elliptic, 4-6 cm. long to 2.8 cm. wide with a decided claw. Perianth tube 2-2.5 cm. long. Flowering in June from north central Greece; Mount Vourinos, Mount Voras at 300-1100 m.); Babalonas & Papanicolaou in Willdenowia, 14(1): 71 (1984). 2n=24, Babalonas 1984.

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