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Common name

Portuguese: Alho-do-mato


Kingdom: Plantae (2593)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2490)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Liliales (118)

        Family: Iridaceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Cipura (1)

            Epithet: paludosa Aubl. (2)

Synonyms: Cipura cubensis Griseb., Cipura goodspeediana (Vargas) R.C.Foster, Cipura graminea Kunth, Cipura humilis Kunth, Cipura major Rusby

cubensis => from Cuba

goodspeediana => in honor of Thomas Harper Goodspeed (1887-1966), US American botanist

graminea => grassy or grass-like

humilis => of low growth

major => larger than the type

paludosa => marshy


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Cipura paludosa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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