Genus: Scilla L.

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Hyacintheae
Subtribe: Hyacinthinae
Alternate family(ies): Hyacinthaceae, Liliaceae
Common names: squill
Genus number: 10947
Last updated: 07-Aug-2019
Accession Count: 35 (3 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9)
  • • a proposal requesting a binding decision on the confusability (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53.4) of the later parahomonym Squilla Steinh. (1836) has been submitted

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Stedje, B. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships and generic delimitation of sub-Saharan Scilla (Hyacinthaceae) and allied African genera as inferred from morphological and DNA sequence data. Pl. Syst. Evol. 211:1-11.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 5 December 2019.