Number Of Iris Names April 25/2016
How Many Irises Are there?
Since there is a page for each Iris name The Table below provides a good estimate of all irises named.
| All types of Iris
| Total Beardless, and all species
| Aril + Arilbred
| Border Bearded
| Intermediates (IB)
| Miniatures (MTB)
| Standards (SDB)
| Total Medians
| Tall Bearded
| All Bearded
| Pacific Coast
| Species Cross
How accurate are these numbers?
These numbers are compiled by counting the pages for each in the Encyclopedia for each category:
- This means the numbers are smaller than expected for these reasons: *Some iris are still in the process of being registered for this year *There are irises named in commerce that have never been registered and may not have been found *Some Irises that were recorded early in Iris history were considered obsolete and had disappeared from commerce. These are still in the process of being added to the wiki.
Surprisingly a few are still alive and well in gardens and even have images attacged.
- This means the numbers could be larger than expected for these reasons: *All Iris that appeared in Iris literature, catalogs and articles are included in the wiki whether they were officially registered or not *Some Irises were well known under two names and a few have separate pages for the synonyms and so mat be counted twice.
So what is the bottom line? As the wiki becomes more and more developed The numbers will probably be slightly greater than actual based on the number of pages, but for now the numbers probably balance out and provide a good estimate.