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Iridaceae are perennial herbs from rhizomes, bulbs or corms comprising about 80 genera and 1,500 species. The leaves are distichous and have a sheathing, equitant base and a generally ensiform or linear blade with parallel venation. The flowers are bisexual, usually showy, and are actinomorphic or zygomorphic.

Iris family
Temporal range: 60 Ma
Early Paleogene - Recent
IrisPseudacorus.jpg
Iris pseudacorus
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Iridaceae

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