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Cipura flava
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Tigridieae
Genus: Cipura
Type species
Cipura paludosia

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Cipura is a genus of eight species of perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the Iris family (Iridaceae), related to the genus Cypella. The plants are widely distributed in tropical Central and South America.

List of species[edit]

As of May 2009, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families accepted eight species.[1] The best known is C. paludosa, a widely distributed species occurring in tropical South America, Central America, and the West Indies.[2]


  1. ^ Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. World Checklist of Monocotyledons: Cipura. Accessed May 16 2009.
  2. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 235–37. ISBN 0-88192-897-6. 


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