(SPEC) Genus Belamcandra now Iris domestica
Previously Belamcanda chinensis
: (Carl Linnaeus
). Distinguished from the genus Iris by the six perianth segments being equal, not differentiated into standards and falls; The styles are not petaloid as in iris but filaments ending in a stigma. The plant appears very much like an iris with typical plicate foliage. Recent work at Kew shows this should now be included in the Genus Iris
. See Iris domestica
and Belamcanda chinensis
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