Taxon: Scilla peruviana L.

Genus: Scilla
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Scilloideae
      Tribe: Hyacintheae
        Subtribe: Hyacinthinae
Nomen number: 33340
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:309. 1753
Name Verified on: 11-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Feb-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy - Calabria, - Sardinia, - Sicily; Malta
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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