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■ (SPEC) Iris leptophylla Lingelsheim

1922, Lingelsheim

Iris leptophylla Lingelsheim (collected by Limpricht, described by A. von Lingelsheim, 1922, Szechuan, China); Subgenus Nepalensis or Subgenus Iris, Section Pseudoregelia. Height 6-16" (15-35 cm); Flowers violet; dissected yellow crest. Lingelsheim in Fedd. Repert. Sp. Nov. Beih. 12:325. 1922. Collected by Limpricht in 1922. Originally placed by Mathew in subgenus Nepalensis but Dr. David Cutler of Kew suggests this should be transferred to section Pseudoregelia-Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society, 90: 253- 303. 1985. Primrose fragrance. Iris leptophylla

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Lingelsh. ex H.Limpr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 12: 325 (1922).
Yutang, Z., Noltie, H.J. & Mathew, B. (2000). Flora of China 24: 297-313. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

薄叶鸢尾 bo ye yuan wei

Iris sichuanensis Y. T. Zhao.

Plants with fibers and sheathlike leaves at base. Rhizome swollen, tuberlike, 1.2--1.5 cm in diam. Roots thick. Leaves grayish green, linear, 25--35 × 0.5--1 cm, midvein distinct, apex long acuminate. Flowering stems 10--35 cm; spathes 3 or 4, green, broadly lanceolate, 4--8 × 1.5--1.8 cm, 2-flowered, apex acute to acuminate. Flowers violet, ca. 6 cm in diam.; pedicel very short. Perianth tube 4--5 cm; outer segments obovate, 5--5.5 × ca. 2 cm, beard yellow; inner segments erect, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 4 × 1 cm. Stamens ca. 4 cm. Ovary 2.5--3 cm. Style branches ca. 4.5 cm. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, ca. 4 × 1.3 cm, apex acute. Fl. Apr--Jun, fr. May--July.

* Grasslands on hillsides, rocky slopes; 2600--3200 m. Gansu, Sichuan.



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