Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 29(misc.): 85. 1843
North America (incl. Mexico), South America.
Species ca. 12 (1 in the flora).
The generic position of the single North American species of Calydorea has long been unsettled. Its segregation in the monotypic Salpingostylis (J. K. Small 1931b) is unsatisfactory. This Florida species differs little from those of Mexico, which in turn show strong similarities with others in South America. Some of these species were included by J. G. Baker (1892) in Sphenostigma, but the type of that genus was shown to be a species of Gelasine by P. Ravenna (1977), who then placed the Floridian and Mexican species that had been referred to Sphenostigma in Cardiostigma. P. Goldblatt and J. E. Henrich (1991) preferred to include all these species in a slightly expanded Calydorea, other species of which have the style dividing near the anther bases and the style branches somewhat longer than in the Mexican and Floridian species.
Goldblatt, P. and J. E. Henrich. 1991. Calydorea Herbert (Iridoideae–Tigridieae): Notes on this New World genus and reduction to synonymy of Salpingostylis, Cardiostigma, Itysa, and Catila. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 504–511.
|Author||Peter Goldblatt +|
|Distribution||North America (incl. Mexico) + and South America. +|
|Etymology||Greek caly, sheathed or covered, and dory, spear, most likely alluding to the spear-shaped buds enclosed until anthesis within the rhipidial spathes +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Edwards’s Bot. Reg. +|
|Publication year||1843 +|
|Reference||goldblatt1991b + and small1931c +|
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|Synonyms||Cardiostigma +, Catila +, Salpingostylis + and Sphenostigma +|
|Taxon family||Iridaceae +|
|Taxon name||Calydorea +|
|Taxon parent||Iridaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|