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56. Iris cuniculiformis Noltie & K. Y. Guan in Noltie, New Plantsman. 2: 131. 1995.

大锐果鸢尾 da rui guo yuan wei

Iris goniocarpa Baker var. grossa Y. T. Zhao.

Plants clump-forming. Rhizomes erect, very short. Leaves dull green, linear, 13.5--30 cm × 2--9 mm, midvein obscure, apex slightly curved, abruptly contracted, minutely acute. Flowering stems 14--30 cm, base with 2 or more leaflike bracts; spathes 2, purplish brown basally, green distally, elliptic, 3--5 cm, 1-flowered, apex recurved, subacute to acute, membranous. Flowers lilac to pinkish violet, 6--7 cm in diam. Perianth tube 1--2 cm, stout; outer segments with deep purple mottling on whitish area around beard, 4.3--5.5 × 1.9--2.3 cm, limb oblong, beard of white-based, yellow-tipped hairs, apex truncate; inner segments erect, 3--4 × 1--1.2 cm, limb oblong, apex retuse or truncate. Anthers cream, 1--1.4 cm. Style branches 2.8--3.3 cm. Fl. May--Jul, fr. Jun--Aug.

* Grassy plateaus; 3100--4000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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