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■(SPEC) Iris ferdowsii Joharchi & Memariani, Phytotaxa 291(3): 193 (2017).

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Iris ferdowsii- Joharchi & Memariani, Phytotaxa 291(3): 193 (2017).

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Phytotaxa 291(3): 193 (2017).
Iris ferdowsii (Iridaceae), a new species of section Regelia from northeast of Iran:
Iris ferdowsii is described and illustrated as a new species from Khorassan-Kopet Dagh floristic province in NE Iran. It is closely related to the rhizomatous bearded irises of I. sect. Regelia. The species of this section are distributed mainly in the east of Iran, Afghanistan, west of Pakistan and Middle Asia. Diagnostic morphological characters, and notes on distribution, habitat and conservation status of the new species are provided.
International Plant Names Index: Remarks: doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.291.3.3 [english] the specific epithet “ferdowsii” honours the great Persian poet “Hakim Abolghasem Ferdowsi Tousi” (940−1020 AD) whose tomb is located in Tous town, near Mashhad the capital city of Razavi Khorassan province, Iran

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