Large family of monocotyledonous plants, comprising about 60 genera and 800 species, with underground corms, tubers or rhizomes. The leaves are long with parallel veins. The flowers are usually in spikes and often showy, and are widely grown as ornamentals. They include the iris, gladiolus, crocus and freesia.
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Description of Iridaceae
Habit and leaf form; Anatomy; Morphology; Physiology; Biochemistry; Geography.
Information and photographs of several species of this family which comprises of about 80 genera and 1,500 species.
The characteristics of the Iris family which may include as many as 1800 species.
Seedpods of the Iridaceae Family
Information on the seedheads of members of this family with photographs of several.
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