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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Tribe: Tigridieae
Genus: Ennealophus
Type species
Ennealophus amazonicus
N.E. Brown

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Ennealophus is a genus of perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the Iris family (Iridaceae). It consists in five species distributed from Ecuador to Northern Brazil and Northwest Argentina. The genus name is derived from the Greek words ennea, meaning "nine", and lophus, meaning "crest".[2]

List of species[edit]

The species of the genus and their geographic distribution is the following:[3]


  1. ^ Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909: 361 (1909).
  2. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 241–42. ISBN 0-88192-897-6. 
  3. ^ Royal Horticultural Society, Kew. A detailed checklist for family Iridaceae.


  • Chiarini, Franco E. El cariotipo de Ennealophus fimbriatus (Iridaceae). Arnaldoa, ene./dic. 2005, vol.12, no.1-2, p. 48-52. ISSN 1815-8242.
  • Ravenna P. 1983. A new species and a new subgenus in Ennealophus (Iridaceae). Wrightia, 7. (3): 232-234