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Iris pumila, sometimes known as pygmy iris,[2] probably originated as a natural hybrid between Iris pseudopumila Boissier & Heldreich and I. attica Tineo. It ranges from Austria through eastern Europe and the Balkans, in Eurasian steppe in Ukraine, southern Russia into southern Siberia and northern Kazhakstan, and the Caucasus into Turkey. Iris pumila is distinguished by single blooms held 10–20 cm above ground level on a lengthened perianth tube, with the ovary almost resting on the rhizome on a very short stem. The flower is protected by two spathes, both of which are round in cross-section. Flower color is variable: yellow and purple or violet are the most common, but blue, cream, white, and blended colors are also frequently found. Most forms have a darker spot on the falls. Beginning in the mid 20th century, Iris pumila was bred extensively with the hybrid tall bearded irises of gardens, giving rise to the great variety of modern dwarf and median bearded iris cultivars. Another pumila hybrid is 'Iris coerulea' named by Édouard Spach in Hist. Veg. Phan. xiii. 50 in 1846.[3] Notes[edit]

^ "Iris pumila", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-03-05  ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 2014-10-17.  ^ "(SPEC) Iris albomarginata R. C. Foster". wiki.irises.org (American Iris Society). Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

References[edit]

Brian Mathew, The Iris (Timber Press, 1980, 1989). Bee Warburton and Melba Hamblen, eds. The World of Irises (American Iris Scociety, 1978).

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Iris subg. Iris

Section Iris

Section Iris

I. adriatica I. alexeenkoi I. albertii I. albicans I. aphylla I. attica I. benacensis I. bicapitata I. cengialti I. croatica I. cypriana I. flavescens I. germanica I. glaucescens I. griffithii I. hellenica I. illyrica I. imbricata I. junonia I. kashmiriana I. lutescens I. marsica I. mesopotamica I. orjenii I. pallida I. perrieri I. pseudopumila I. pseudopallida I. pumila I. purpureobractea I. relicta I. reichenbachii I. revoluta I. sambucina I. scariosa I. schachtii I. suaveolens I. subbiflora I. taochia I. timofejewii I. variegata

Section Oncocyclus

I. acutiloba I. assadiana I. atrofusca I. atropurpurea I. barnumae I. bismarckiana I. camillae I. gatesii I. haynei I. hermona I. iberica I. kirkwoodi I. lortetii I. mariae I. meda I. paradoxa I. petrana I. polakii I. sari I. sofarana I. susiana

Section Hexapogon

I. falcifolia I. longiscapa

Section Psammiris

I. arenaria I. bloudowii I. curvifolia I. humilis I. kamelinii I. mandschurica I. potaninii I. vorobievii

Section Pseudoregelia

Iris cuniculiformis Iris dolichosiphon I. goniocarpa I. hookeriana I. ivanovae I. kamaonensis I. leptophylla I. narcissiflora I. psammocola I. sikkimensis I. tigrida

Section Regelia

I. afghanica I. darwasica I. heweri I. hoogiana I. korolkowii I. stolonifera

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q162300 EoL: 490958 EPPO: IRIPU FNA: 242101714 GBIF: 5298675 GRIN: 20386 IPNI: 439008-1 ITIS: 43224 NCBI: 995819 PalDat: Iris_pumila Plant List: kew-322277 PLANTS: IRPU2 Tropicos: 166

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