irids of the world

Dennis Kramb
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:26:21 PDT
Thanks!  I confirmed Crocus does exist in central Asia.  I can't find any
Gladilous, Romulea, or Moraea outside the Mediterranean region.  It's weird
how abundant irids are throughout the southern hemisphere & even North
America... they are even in remote places such as Greenland, Bermuda, and
Hawaii..... but surprisingly lacking in Asia & Northern Europe.
Sisyrinchium are apparently naturalized in UK and Japan, but are not native

I expected to find Sisyrinchium or some other genus in Russia or Japan, or
perhaps some of the Australian genera in mainland SE Asia, but nope.
Nothing.  I'm surprised.

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 1:09 AM, Mary Sue Ittner <> wrote:

> At 09:08 PM 3/16/2015, you wrote:
>> Are there any genera of Iridaceae other than Iris found in Asia or
>> northern Europe?
> Table 1 in the Iris Family book by Goldblatt and Manning suggests:
> Gladiolus, Romulea, Crocus, Moraea
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