Iris species- Shimla, Himachal



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Iris sp. ATJUNE2016/45 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Iris sp.
Kindly help in species identification
Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve forest
June 2015-16

Flowering stalk was upto 6 inches tall and was arising from the base of the leaves. Only 3-4 leaves were visible.
Very rare to find in this area. 

Can it be Iris kemaonensis
Yes Long Perianth tube does suggest I. kemaonensis
What was the Altitude?
This species generally occurs above 2500 m alt.
Sir, I think, 2200-2300m
Confirmed from forest department.
2300m
Looks different from images at Iris kemaonensis Wall. ex D.Don
Also check with images at Iris × germanica L. 




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