Seedpods of the Iridaceae Family

In most members of this Family, the seedpod is a capsule with three sections,
each containing two rows of seeds, formed from an inferior ovary.

Iris pseudacorus Seedpod

The Iridaceae Family includes the following genera:

Acidanthera, Antholyza, Crocosmia, Crocus, Cypella, Dierama, Freesia, Gladiolus, Iris, Ixia, Lapeyrousia, Libertia, Moraea, Rigidella, Romulea, Schizostylis, Sisyrinchium, Sparaxis, Tigridia, Tritonia.

In this Family, the ovary is superior, and the fruit is a capsule with three sections, usually with two rows of seeds in each section.

Some examples of seedpods of plants in this Family are:


I. sibirica




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