Taxon: Hyacinthus orientalis L.

Genus: Hyacinthus
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Hyacintheae
Subtribe: Hyacinthinae
Nomen number: 19427
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:317. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-May-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Materials: essential oils (some compounds exported by India fide Flower Oils)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Israel ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey

  • Naturalized



  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. (HerbSpices)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  • Meikle, R. D. Flora of Cyprus. (F Cyprus)
  • Pajaujis Anonis, D. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery. (Flower Oils)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

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