Tigridia matudae

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Tigridia matudae
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Tigridia
T. matudae
Binomial name
Tigridia matudae

Tigridia matudae is a rare plant species known from only two locations in Mexico, in a small region along the boundary between the State of Mexico and Morelos. Both sites are at high elevations in the mountains, at altitudes of 2900–3000 m, in forests of Pinus and Abies. One is within Zempoala Lakes National Park. The species is a bulb-forming perennial up to 90 cm tall. Leaves are narrow and tapering. Flowers are pale lilac, up to 3 cm in diameter, blooming in August and September. [1] [2]

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  1. Molseed, Elwood Wendell. 1970. University of California Publications in Botany 54: 83, f. 24, pl. 5d.
  2. Pacific Bulb Society, Trigridia