genus Iris

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Noun1.genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
beardless iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)
bulbous iris - any of various irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb
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These substances can be used as markers in the chemotaxonomy and chemosystematics of plants of the genus Iris for further studies.
Introduction history of species and varieties of genus Iris L.
Genus Iris contains more than 260 species which are mostly distributed across the North Hemisphere (Kossak, 2012).