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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Tigridieae
Genus: Ainea
Binomial name
Ainea conzattii

Ainea is a genus of perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants belonging to the iris family (Iridaceae), endemic from Oaxaca in Mexico. They have white flowers with free stamens and a bifid style. The genus include only one species, Ainea conzattii, which grows in coniferous forest up to 2000 m.a.s.l. Currently, this genus is considered a synonym of Tigridia.[1]


  1. ^ Goldblatt, P. & John Manning. 2008. The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Timber Press, 290 pp. ISBN 978-0-88192-897-6


  • Ravenna, P. 1979. Ainea, a new genus of Iridaceae from Mexico. Bot. Not. 132:467-469.
  • Espejo Serna, A. & Lopez Ferrari, A. Comentarios Florísticos-Ecológicos sobre las Iridáceas mexicanas. Acta Bot. Mexicana 34: 25-47; 1996.