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This species is accepted, and its native range is Arabian Peninsula.
Iris florentina

Native to:

Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Introduced into:

Baleares, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Turkey, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia

Iris florentina L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 863 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Colasante, M.A. (2014). Iridaceae presenti in Italia: 1-415. Sapienza, Università Editrice, Roma.

Not accepted by

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST. [Cited as Iris × germanica.]
  • Mathew, B. (1981). The Iris: 1-202. B.T.Batsford Ltd., London. [Cited as Iris × germanica.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bahali, D.D., Sanjappa, M. & Rath, S.P. (2004). Geographical distribution of Iridaceae in India Indian Journal of Forestry 27: 251-256.
  • Chilton, L. (2010). Plant list for Lesvos, slightly revised 1998-2009: 1-36. Marengo, Hunstanton, England.
  • Colasante, M.A. (2014). Iridaceae presenti in Italia: 1-415. Sapienza, Università Editrice, Roma.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 381-450. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1985). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 3. revised edition Sommerfeltia 1: 5-103.
  • Mathew, B. (1981). The Iris: 1-202. B.T.Batsford Ltd., London.
  • Rico, E. & al. (eds.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora Iberica 20: 1-651. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Urziceanu, M. & al. (2020). Updated list of non-native ornamental plants in Romania Contributii Botanice Universitatea "Babes-Bolyai" din Cluj-Napoca 55: 59-82.

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