Sp. Pl. 2: 648. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 292. 1754
Europe, sw Asia.
Species 27 (3 in the flora).
Iberis is a well-defined genus readily distinguished by having often corymbose infructescences, zygomorphic flowers, angustiseptate and often distally winged fruits, and exclusively accumbent cotyledons. N. H. Holmgren (2005b) erroneously indicated that the cotyledons in Iberis are incumbent.
All three species treated here are ornamentals that sometimes escape from cultivation. Their distributions are based on verified records, but it is very likely that the species are more widely naturalized than the records show.
|1||Perennials or subshrubs (with sterile shoots).||Iberis sempervirens|
|1||Annuals (without sterile shoots)||> 2|
|2||Racemes considerably elongated in fruit; abaxial petals 5-8 mm; styles 0.8-2 mm; cauline leaf blades: margins pinnatifid or dentate.||Iberis amara|
|2||Racemes not elongated in fruit; abaxial petals 10-16 mm; styles 2-4.5 mm; cauline leaf blades: margins entire.||Iberis umbellata|
|Author||Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz +|
|Common name||Candytuft +|
|Distribution||Europe + and sw Asia. +|
|Etymology||Name used by Dioscorides for an Iberian plant +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1753 + and 1754 +|
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|Taxon family||Brassicaceae +|
|Taxon name||Iberis +|
|Taxon parent||Brassicaceae tribe Iberideae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|