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Ennealophus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Iridaceae
Higher classification  Iridaceae
Order  Asparagales
Tribe  Tigridieae
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Iridaceae, Hesperoxiphion, Gelasine, Melasphaerula, Solenomelus

Ennealophus is a genus of perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the Iris family (Iridaceae). It consists in five species distributed from Ecuador to Northern Brazil and Northwest Argentina. The genus name is derived from the Greek words ennea, meaning "nine", and lophus, meaning "crest".

List of species

The species of the genus and their geographic distribution is the following:

  • Ennealophus boliviensis (Baker) Ravenna, Notas Mens. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. (Chile) 21: 8 (1977). Bolivia.
  • Ennealophus euryandrus (Griseb.) Ravenna, Anales Mus. Hist. Nat. Valparaiso 6: 42 (1973). Northwest Argentina.
  • Ennealophus fimbriatus Ravenna, Wrightia 7: 232 (1983). Northwest de Argentina.
  • Ennealophus foliosus (Kunth) Ravenna, Notas Mens. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. (Chile) 21: 8 (1977). Ecuador to Perú and Northern Brazil.
  • Ennealophus simplex (Ravenna) Roitman & J.A.Castillo, Darwiniana 45: 238 (2007). Northwest Argentina (Jujuy, Tucumán). It is a synonym of Tucma simplex Ravenna.
  • References

    Ennealophus Wikipedia


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