‘Zi Meiren’: A New Iris sanguinea Cultivar

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This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2572015BA07) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 31670344)

These authors contributed equally to this work and are joint first authors.

Corresponding author. E-mail: wanglinghlj@126.com.

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    Single flower of I. sanguinea and ‘Zi Meiren’. The flower color of ‘Zi Meiren’ is purple with dark purple violet spots and stripes, compared with I. sanguinea’s blue violet. Flower diameter of ‘Zi Meiren’ was bigger than I. sanguinea. The top of spoon-type parts of inner perianths of ‘Zi Meiren’ droop down to an ≈30° angle, and inner perianths of I. sanguinea stand upright when fully blooming (lateral view).

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    Single flower of I. sanguinea and ‘Zi Meiren’ in blooming (vertical view).

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    Anatomical structure of I. sanguinea and ‘Zi Meiren’, indicating outer perianths, inner perianths, style arms, bracts, filaments, anthers, and ovary.

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