A classification of Iris by Mathew

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As we gain knowledge new treatments of Classification reflect different authors evolutionary concept of the Genus Iris. Brian Mathew presented the following in The Iris revised 1989.

The Genus Iris

1. Iris subgenus Iris

2. Iris subgenus Limniris (Tausch) Spach (the beardless irises)

3. Iris subgenus Nepalensis (Dykes) Lawrence

4. Iris subgenus Xiphium (Miller) Spach

5. Iris subgenus Scorpiris Spach (the juno irises)

6. Iris subgenus Hermodactyloides Spach (the reticulata irises)

*noted later in Davis & Hedge Festschrift

Mathew also suggested that the genera Belamcandra, Pardanthopsis, Hermodactylus, and Gynandrisis might eventually be included in Iris and now in 2010 all but Gynandriris have been included.


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Topic revision: r3 - 11 Feb 2017, IrisP
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