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■ (SPEC) Iris zenaidae Vved.

1971, Botanical author Vvedensky

Iris zenaidae Vved. (Aleksei Evanovich Vvedensky, Fergana region, Tien Shan Mountains); Subgenus Scorpiris, (Juno); 2-3 flowers; Violet blue; hafts strongly spotted violet; crests violet or white. Said to be distinguishable from magnifica by it darker heavily spotted flower color.

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Iris zenaidae (Vved.) F.O.Khass. & Rakhimova, Stapfia 97: 178 (2012).
Juno zenaidae Vved., Opred. Rast. Sred. Azii 2: 322 (1971).



Juno zenaidae Vved.,



no registered variations



no registered Hybrids, Unregistered 'Flagship'


Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: Region: Kirgizstan
Cultivation: General Juno cultivation


Guo,J. and Wilson,C.A. Molecular Phylogeny of Crested Iris Based on Five Plastid Markers (Iridaceae) Syst. Bot. 38 (4), 987-995 (2013)

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