|Subgenus:||Iris subg. Limniris|
Subgenus Limniris is one subgenus of beardless irises, which don't have hair on their drooping sepals, also called their falls.
It was originally described by Tausch in Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch (Deutsche Botaniker) in 1841. Édouard Spach made changes 1846 in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. (Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique).
It was divided into sections, 'Limniris', which is further divided down to about 16 series, and 'Lophiris' (also known as 'Evansias' or crested iris). They are both polyphyletic. It has 45 species, which are widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere.
Various authors have tried to classify the list in various ways. It is still undergoing study and variations.
Section Limniris (going in alphabetical order)
Series Californicae Pacific Coast irises
Series Chinenses (from east Asia)
Series Hexagonae (known as the Louisiana irises)
Series Longipetalae (Rocky Mountain or long-petaled iris)
Series Prismaticae (contains just one species from America)
Series Sibiricae (Siberian irises)
Series Syriacae (species with swollen leaf bases and spiney bristles)
Series Tenuifoliae (mostly semi-desert plants)
Series Tripetalae (mostly having three petals)
Series Vernae (contains just one species from America)
Otherwise known as 'Evansias' or crested iris.
- Iris confusa
- Iris cristata
- Iris formosana
- Iris japonica
- Iris lacustris
- Iris latistyla
- Iris milesii
- Iris subdichotoma
- Iris tectorum (Wall iris)
- Iris tenuis (Clackamas iris)
- Iris wattii
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- Wilson, Carol A. (November 2004). "Phylogeny of Iris based on chloroplast matK gene and trnK intron sequence data". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33 (2): 402–412. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.06.013. PMID 15336674.
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- The Iris, by Brian Mathew, Batsford, 1989, 256 pages, 38 colour photos, 32 b/w photos, 16 illustrations, ISBN 0-7134-6039-3
Data related to Iris sect. Limniris at Wikispecies