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 Aristea  Tigridia .

Irid is short for Iridaceae. This section displays all the genera currently in the iridaceae. Iris is only one of the genera in this family. Some taxonomists separated the Genus Iris into other genera. Here is more information about the current state of iris taxonomy. Many plants are commonly called irises although taxonomists place them botanically in other genera. Re-classification is on-going. Some genera are now synonyms of others. The web attempts to remain current and will eventually include all descriptions. Those that are no longer accepted are listed as synonyms.

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 Tigridia  Neomarica The Iris family is one of the larger families in the class Monocotyledonae, order Asparagales. The Genus Iris is the type genus for the family. The Genus Iris is in the tribe Irideae in the subfamily Iridoideae: (see below)

The Iris Family includes 7 subfamilies, 10 tribes, and 65 Genera:

Take a tour of the Iris family!

The Iris Family For You Tube narrative Click here or for PDF click on image to view; loads slowly: Pdf of power point presentation: pp presentation

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

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.

References for Iridaceae

Library of Iridaceae Literature other than Genus Iris presently has 536+ items


Chronological card file for Irid Library Other Iridaceae


Library for Genera in the Iridaceae

Aristea Crocus

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-- BobPries - 29 May 2018


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