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Solenomelus pedunculatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Solenomelus
Type species
Solenomelus chilensis

Solenomelus is a genus of South American (Argentina + Chile)[1] species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae. They are very closely allied to Sisyrinchium with rhizomes, flowers with a perianth tube and a style that is not divided and a single capitate stigma. The genus name is derived from the Greek words solen, meaning "tube", and melos, meaning "member".[2]

  1. Solenomelus pedunculatus (Gillies ex Hook.) Hochr.[3] - northern + central Chile
  2. Solenomelus segethi (Phil.) Kuntze[4] - central Chile, southern Argentina


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 225–26. ISBN 0-88192-897-6. 
  3. ^ Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 269 1910
  4. ^ Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(3): 309 1898