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Munz's iris (Iris munzii)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 151169
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Munz's iris (Iris munzii) located in the wild?

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Munz's iris can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Munz's iris (Iris munzii)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 3 accessions of Iris munzii in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 2533 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Iris munzii from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 2 maternal plants

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Taxon Iris munzii
Authority R.C. Foster
Family Iridaceae
CPC Number 12332
ITIS 43222
Duration Perennial
Common Names Munz's iris
Associated Scientific Names Iris munzii
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