Iris flavissima Pall.

First published in Reise Russ. Reich. 3: 715 (1776)
This species is a synonym of Iris humilis

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Alexeeva, N.B. & Mironova, L.N. (2007). Notes critical about some species of the genus Iris (Iridaceae) in Siberia and Far East of Russia. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 92: 916-925. [Cited as Iris humilis.]
  • Alexeyeva, N. (2008). Genus Iris L. (Iridaceae) in the Russia. Turczaninowia 11(2): 5-68. [Cited as Iris humilis.]
  • Czerepanov, S.K. (1995). Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (The Former USSR): 1-516. Cambridge University Press. [Cited as Iris humilis.]

This name is accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Grubov, V.I. (2001). Key to the Vascular Plants of Mongolia 1: 1-411. Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield, USA. Plymouth, U.K. [Cited as Iris flavissima.]
  • Komarov, V.L. (ed.) (1935). Flora SSSR 4: 1-586. Izdatel'stov Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad. [Cited as Iris flavissima.]
  • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1958). Flora Kazakhstana 2: 1-290. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR. [Cited as Iris flavissima.]
  • Yutang, Z., Noltie, H.J. & Mathew, B. (2000). Flora of China 24: 297-313. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. [Cited as Iris flavissima.]

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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