From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cipura flava 1.jpg
Cipura xanthomelas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Tigridieae
Genus: Cipura
Type species
Cipura paludosia
  • Marica Schreb.
  • Bauxia Neck.

Cipura is a genus of perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the Iris family (Iridaceae), related to the genus Cypella. The plants are widely distributed in Mexico, Central, the West Indies, and South America.[1][2][3]

  1. Cipura campanulata Ravenna – from central Mexico to northern Brazil
  2. Cipura formosa Ravenna – eastern + central Brazil
  3. Cipura gigas Celis, Goldblatt & Betancur - Colombia + Venezuela.
  4. Cipura insularis Ravenna – western Cuba
  5. Cipura paludosa Aubl. – Mexico, South America (as far south as Paraguay), Central America, and the West Indies; naturalized in India
  6. Cipura paradisiaca RavennaGoiás State in Brazil
  7. Cipura rupicola Goldblatt & Henrich – eastern Colombia + southern Venezuela
  8. Cipura xanthomelas Maxim. ex Klatt – eastern + central Brazil


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Celis, M., Peter Goldblatt & Julio Betancurc. A New Species of Cipura (Iridaceae) from Colombia and Venezuela. Novon Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 419–422.
  3. ^ Peter Goldblatt, James E. Henrich. Notes on Cipura (Iridaceae) in South and Central America, and a New Species from Venezuela. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Vol. 74, No. 2 (1987), pp. 333-340

External links[edit]