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Ixiolirion tataricum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Ixioliriaceae
Genus: Ixiolirion
Fisch. ex Herb.[1]

Kolpakowskia Regel

Ixiolirion is a genus of flowering plants native to central and southwest Asia, first described as a genus in 1821.[3] Recent classifications place the group in the monogeneric family Ixioliriaceae in the order Asparagales of the monocots.[2] In earlier systems of classification, it was usually placed in the family Amaryllidaceae.

The genus name – composed of Ixio- and lirion (‘lily’) – means ‘Ixia-like lily’.[4][5]

There are four species in this genus and family[6]
  1. Ixiolirion ferganicum Kovalevsk. & Vved. - Kyrgyzstan
  2. Ixiolirion karateginum Lipsky - Pakistan, Tajikistan
  3. Ixiolirion songaricum P.Yan - Xinjiang
  4. Ixiolirion tataricum (Pall.) Schult. & Schult.f. - Altai Krai, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Sinai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Persian Gulf sheikdoms, Kashmir, Xinjiang


  1. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x 
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Plowden, C. Chicheley (1972). A manual of plant names. Allen and Unwin. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-04-580008-7. 
  5. ^ Smith, A. W. (2013). A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins. Dover Publications. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-486-32005-2. 
  6. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 

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