Molecular studies in the genus Iris L.: A preliminary study

Nico Tilie, Mark W Chase, Tony Hall

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

31 Citations (Scopus)


Preliminary analyses of molecular sequence data from rps4 and trnL-F are presented. The results accord well with previous thinking about groupings within Iris. Several species generally accepted as distinct genera, Belamcanda, Pardanthopsis and Hermodactylus, fall within the genus Iris. Scorpiris also falls within Iris and should not be considered a separate genus. The series Sibiricae could be divided into two groups, Sibiricae and Chrysographes. Iris kolpakowskiana is closely related to subgenus Xiphium, and I. anguifuga belongs to series Tenuifoliae.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnali di Botanica
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Phylogentics, Iris, Botany

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Molecular studies in the genus Iris L.: A preliminary study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this