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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Liliales (106)

        Family: Iridaceae (17)(family description)

          Genus: Iris (4)

            Epithet: domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb. (4)

Synonyms: Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC., Belamcanda flabellata Grey, Belamcanda pampaninii H.Lév., Bermudiana guttata Stokes, Epidendrum domesticum L., Ferraria crocea Salisb.

chinensis => of Chinese origin

crocea => citron-yellow, saffron-like

domestica => domestic, used in the home

domesticum => domestic, used in the home

flabellata => fan-shaped

guttata => dotted or spotted, as by drops

pampaninii => in honor of Renato Pampanini (1875-1949), Italian botanist and curator


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

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