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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Iridoideae
Tribus: Tigridieae
Genus: Nemastylis
Overview of species

N. floridana – N. geminiflora – N. nuttallii – N. selidandra – N. tenuis
Name

Nemastylis Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 5: 157 (1835)

Type species: Nemastylis geminiflora Nutt. (1835)

Synonymy

Heterotypic
Chlamydostylus Baker, J. Bot. 14: 185 (1876)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Northern America
North-Central U.S.A.
Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma.
Southwestern U.S.A.
Arizona.
South-Central U.S.A.
Texas.
Southeastern U.S.A.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest.
Southern America
Central America
Guatemala, Honduras.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Nuttall, T. 1935. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new series 5(6[1]): 157–158.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Nemastylis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 February 4. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Nemastylis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 February 4. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Nemastylis. Published online. Accessed: 4 February 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Nemastylis in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 February 4.
Tropicos.org 2019. Nemastylis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 February 4.

Vernacular names

English: Pleatleaf

Nemastylis, or pleatleaf,[2] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1835. It is native to Mexico, Central America, and the southern part of the United States.[1][3] The genus name is derived from the Greek words nema, meaning "thread", and stylos, meaning "pillar" or "rod".[4]

Species[1]

Nemastylis floridana Small - Florida
Nemastylis geminiflora Nutt. - south-central United States
Nemastylis nuttallii Pickering ex R.C. Foster - Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri
Nemastylis selidandra Ravenna - Texas
Nemastylis tenuis (Herb.) S.Watson - Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Texas, Arizona
Nemastylis tuitensis (Aarón Rodr. & Ortiz-Cat.) Ravenna - Jalisco State in Mexico

formerly included

Nemastylis pearcei Baker = Tigridia pearcei (Baker) Ravenna
Nemastylis mcvaughii Molseed & Cruden = Tigridia convoluta (Ravenna) Goldblatt

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Nemastylis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. p. 250. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.

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