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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Iridoideae
Tribus: Sisyrinchieae
Genus: Solenomelus
S. pedunculatus – S. segethi

Solenomelus Miers, 1841.

Typus: non design.


Cruckshanksia Miers, Trav. Chile 2: 529. 1826, nom. inval.
Lechlera Griseb. in W.Lechler, Berberid. Amer. Austral.: 53. 1857.
Susarium Phil., Linnaea 33: 248. 1864.


Solenomelus biflorus (Thunb.) Baker
Solenomelus chimboracensis (Kunth) Klatt
Solenomelus gladioloides Klatt


Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Solenomelus in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2011 Feb 15.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2011. Solenomelus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2011 Feb 15. Reference page.
Miers, J. 1841. Proc. Linn. Soc. London 1: 122.

Solenomelus is a genus of South American (Argentina + Chile)[1] species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae. They are very closely allied to Sisyrinchium with rhizomes, flowers with a perianth tube and a style that is not divided and a single capitate stigma. The genus name is derived from the Greek words solen, meaning "tube", and melos, meaning "member".[2]


Solenomelus pedunculatus (Gillies ex Hook.) Hochr.[3] - northern + central Chile
Solenomelus segethi (Phil.) Kuntze[4] - central Chile, southern Argentina


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 225–26. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.
Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 269 1910
Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(3): 309 1898

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