Irid is short for Iridaceae. Iris is only one genus in the iridaceae. Many of the other genera were separated later from Iris or originally named Iris. Even today there are many are commonly called Iris even though botanically they are another genus. This web displays all the genera in the iridaceae. The genera continue to be re-evaluated and current taxonomy has reduced some genera to synonyms of others. It is possible we have missed some of these changes but hopefully all names will be eventually be described and those that are no longer accepted annotated as such.
The Iris family is one of the larger families(64 genera) 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: (see below)
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 http://www.mobot.org/mobot/research/apweb/welcome.html
A cladistic analysis of the Iris family is available at Annals of Missouri Botanical Botanical Garden, 1990
Lists of accepted species are verified by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families "With the permission of the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew" and cross checked by the International Plant Names Index. Any errors are solely those of the manager of this scientific collaboration project and should be called attention to the wiki manager. Our mission is to provide the best possible information for horticulturalists and botanists.
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Interested in Iris Species? Please visit the: Species Iris Group of North America website.