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I. Fritillaria persica Persian Fritillary [Adiyaman] without its bulb Liliaceae II. Hermodactylus tuberosus Snake’s Head Iris Iridaceae III. Iris graminea Plum-scented Iris Iridaceae IV. Fritillaria persica Persian Fritillary [Adiyaman] bulb Liliaceae 60 The species of each genus are then arranged either systematically or alphabetically in separate covers of stout, usually light brown paper, or if the genus is large, in several covers with the name of the genus clearly indicated in the lower left-hand corner of each, and opposite it the names or reference numbers of the species.