Iris x dardanus
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:50:55 PDT
On 2 Nov 2010, at 12:12, wrote:

> It does not appear that either the name Iris dardanus or Iris x dardanus has
> been validly published in any of the International standard works, e.g. IPNI
> nor can I find it in Innes' standard reference work. 

"Dardanus" sure sounds like a cultivar name to me. Keep in mind that before L. 
H. Bailey coined the word & concept "cultivar", cultivated plants were usually 
referred to as "varieties". Moreover, Latinate cultivar names created before a 
cutoff date (in the 1950s if my fallible memory still functions) are valid, 
though they would not be valid if created today.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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