Taxon: Iris ensata Thunb.

 
Genus: Iris
  Subgenus: Limniris
    Section: Limniris
Family: Iridaceae
  Subfamily: Iridoideae
      Tribe: Irideae
Nomen number: 20295
Place of publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2:328. 1794
Name Verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Dec-2004
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 120 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • beaked iris  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • jade cicada-flower  (Source: Iris China) - English
  • Japanese iris  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Japanese water iris  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • sword-leaf iris  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • iris du Japon  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • japanische Sumpf-Schwertlilie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • hana-shōbu  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • japansk iris  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish
  • yu chan hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Heilongjiang, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shandong, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Kyushu; Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, - Primorye, - Sakhalin
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Aga Buryat, - Buryatia, - Chita, - Gorno-Altay, - Irkutsk, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tuva

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mathew, B. The Iris. 1981 (Iris) 103.
  • Mathew, B. F. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. 1995 (F BritStace)
  • Waddick, J. W. & Zhao Yu-tang Iris of China. 1992 (Iris China)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image