Shirui Iris
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Shirui Iris
P Native Photo: Thingnam Rajshree
Common name: Shirui Iris • Manipuri: ꯁꯤꯔꯣꯢ ꯀꯣꯝꯕꯤꯔꯩ Shirui kombirei
Botanical name: Iris spp.    Family: Iridaceae (Iris family)

Shirui Iris is newly discovered species of Iris which has not been botanically named yet. It was found in June 2018, blooming on the Shirui hill in Manipur, which is home to the Shirui Lily. The plant looks similar to Roof Iris and Red Flower Iris, but the flowers somewhat resemble Watt's Iris. Leaves are lanceshaped, typically not longer than the flowering stem, a feature which clearly distinguishes it from Watt's Iris. Found flowering in early June.

Identification credit: Darrell Probst Photographed at Shirui hill, Ukhrul distt, Manipur.

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