The Iris Family, Iridaceae

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The Iris family is one of the larger families in the class Monocotyledonae, order Asparagales, and filled with ornamental plants. The Genus Iris is the type genus for the family. The family is so large that it is broken up into subfamilies and many of those into tribes. The Genus Iris is in the tribe Irideae in the subfamily Iridoideae:

The following are the other Genera in the Iris family listed by their respected Tribes and Subfamilies: References; In recent years the Iris family has undergone a lot of revision and the most current mongraph on the subject is The Iris Family, Natural History and Classification by Peter Goldblatt & John Manning, Timber Press 2008. For a current update on the taxonomy one can go to


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Topic revision: r8 - 28 Apr 2014, BobPries
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