Flowering

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  • Dec12
Not in Bloom

Distribution

אירוס שחרחר - מפת תפוצה
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Description & Remarks

An endemic species of Moav and N Edom regions in Jordan. It has blackish, sometimes black, flowers and falcate leaves. Blooming takes place in mid to late March. The species is close to Iris petrana and blooms 2-3 weeks later in the higher Edom Mts and to Itis atrofusca that is found northwards in Jordan and Israel.

O. Fragman-Sapir, 2020

Family

Life form (Raunkiaer):
geophyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
ephemeral
Petal or tepal color:
Crimson, black
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
March
Leaf arrangement:
alternate (one leaf per node)
Leaf Type:
linear
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:
Irano-Turanian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
mostly natural, also synanthropic

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Monocotyledoneae
Family:
Iridaceae
Genus:
Iris