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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: Gelasine
Species: G. caldensis – G. coerulea – G. elongata – G. gigantea – G. paranaensis – G. rigida – G. uruguaiensis

Gelasine Herb., Bot. Mag. 66: t. 3779. 1840.

Sphenostigma Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 16: 124. 1877.

Infrageneric taxa

Gelasine azurea Herb.
Gelasine caldensis Ravenna
Gelasine coerulea (Vell.) Ravenna
Gelasine elongata (Graham) Ravenna
Gelasine gigantea Ravenna
Gelasine gigantea subsp. flexitepala Ravenna
Gelasine grandiflora Herb.
Gelasine longispatha Herb.
Gelasine multiflora (Baker) Herb.
Gelasine nuda Herb.
Gelasine paranaensis Ravenna
Gelasine punctata Herb.
Gelasine purruchucana Herb.
Gelasine purruchucana var. princeps Herb.
Gelasine purruchucana var. simplex Herb.
Gelasine rigida Ravenna
Gelasine texana S.Watson nom. illeg.
Gelasine texana Herb.
Gelasine trichantha Baker
Gelasine uruguaiensis Ravenna
Gelasine uruguaiensis subsp. orientalis Ravenna


Govaerts, R. (2006). World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Accessed: 2009 April 2 [1].

Gelasine is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described in 1840. The entire group is endemic to South America.[1][2]

The genus name is derived from the Greek word gelasinus, meaning "dimple".[3]


Gelasine caldensis Ravenna - Minas Gerais
Gelasine coerulea (Vell.) Ravenna - Paraguay, southeastern Brazil, Misiones Province of Argentina
Gelasine elongata (Graham) Ravenna - southern Brazil, Urubual, northeastern Argentina
Gelasine gigantea Ravenna - central Brazil
Gelasine paranaensis Ravenna - Paraná State in southern Brazil
Gelasine rigida Ravenna - Minas Gerais
Gelasine uruguaiensis Ravenna - Uruguay


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Ravenna, P. (1984). The delimitation of Gelasine (Iridaceae), and G. uruguaiensis sp. nov. from Uruguay. Nordic Journal of Botany 4(3), 347-50.
Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 242–43. ISBN 978-0-88192-897-6.

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