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The Genus Iris L.

1753, Botanical author Linneaus: .............related links... Botanical Classification

The Genus Iris L. is one of the larger genera in the Iridaceae (The Iris family). It is usually divided into the following Subgenera based upon the overwintering storage organs: The subgenera also can be organized by their seeds Bulbous Irises

Subgenus Hermodactyloides Smaller Bulbous IrisesReticulata Bulb Subgenus Hermodactyloides Smaller Bulbous IrisesReticulata Flower Subgenus Xiphium Larger Bulbous IrisesXiphium Bulb Subgenus Xiphium Larger Bulbous IrisesXiphium Flower
Iris with fleshy roots

Junos, (Subgenus Scorpiris)Juno Bulb Junos, (Subgenus Scorpiris)Juno Flower Subgenus NepalensisDecora Root Subgenus NepalensisDecora Flower
Rhizomatous Iris

Subgenus IrisBearded Rhizome Subgenus IrisBearded Flower Subgenus LimnirisBeardless rhizome Subgenus LimnirisBeardless Flower

Recent revisions have placed the following genera into the Genus Iris: Belamcanda, Hermodactylus, and Pardanthopsis


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