Iris clarkei Baker ex Hook.f.

 
  • Family : IRIDACEAE
    (Saffron Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KESAR FAMILY (केसर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Iridaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Iris himalaica Dykes; Limniris clarkei (Baker ex Hook.f.) Rodion.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Iris clarkei Baker ex Hook.f.
  • Common name : Himalayan Iris, Clarke's Iris
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshes, wet meadows
  • Key identification features : Flowers large, c. 8 cm across, bright lilac blotched with violet and with a yellow throat; falls oblong-wedge-shaped narrowed to a bearded stalk. Standards with small oblong blades and long stalks; corolla-tube c. 12 mm. Spathes green, to 10 cm. Leaves variable, glossy above, glaucous beneath, linear long-pointed, usually 6-10 mm broad; stems stout, 30-60 cm. Rhizome stout, creeping. Fruit cylindrical to 6 cm.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-July
  • Distribution :
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Kashmir
  • Native : China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 1390
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Iris clarkei. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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