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(SPEC) Iris formosana Ohwi

formosana 1934, botanical author Ohwi

Iris formosana (Jisaburo Ohwi, 1934, Taiwan); Subgenus Limniris, Section Lophiris. Height 24-36" (60-90 cm); Lilac flowers with a yellow crest and appearing similar to Iris japonica but larger; The basal stem is 6-8" in length, with the fan of leaves and floral stem springing from the top of this, giving a total height of a blooming plant of from 2-3ft. stoloniferous and self sterile;

References; Ohwi, in Acta Phytotax. & Geobot. 3, 115 (1934); Index Kewensis Suppl. 9, 146 (1931-35); "...cultivated plant with broad white flowers marked yellow."-Waddick & Zhao, Iris of China, 1992, illustrated in color; Formosa:

Chromosome count: 2n= 28, Yasui 1939, ex Randolph & Mitra, AIS 140, 57. 1956; 2n=35, Chimphamba, 1973.

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