Sisyrinchieae

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Sisyrinchieae
Libertia chilensis.jpg
Libertia chilensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Sisyrinchieae
Genera

See text.

Sisyrinchieae is the second largest tribe in the Iridoideae subfamily. The group is included in the Iridaceae family. It contains many perennials which are wildly distributed around the both continents of the New World.

The leaves of the plants are sword-shaped or grass-like. The blooms are collected in inflorescence and contains six tepals. In the most cases They are identical but in some genera like Diplarrena or Libertia They are different. The ovary is 3-locular containing seeds which usually represents small grains.

The members are sometimes used as ornamental plants but not very often. Some of them are in danger and endemic to specific regions but many are even naturalized like some species of Sisyrinchium in different zones from the Old World and others.

List of genera[edit]