1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Scilla L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Macaronesia to Iran, Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Habit
    Plants ± robust and flowering with the leaves Bulb often fibrous at the top
    Leaves
    Leaves linear to lanceolate, glabrous, usually uniformly green
    Scape
    Scape erect, usually single, glabrous or pubescent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a raceme; pedicels smooth or pubescent, spreading in flower, erect in fruit
    Flowers
    Flowers white to blue
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments free or united at the base, often with a coloured midrib
    Filaments
    Filaments flattened and often united with each other at the base
    Ovary
    Ovary sessile or with a short carpophore with 2 or more ovules per locule
    Seeds
    Seeds black and flattened to turgid.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canary Is., Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Congo, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Føroyar, Gabon, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, New York, North Caucasus, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Selvagens, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Western Sahara, Yugoslavia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    British Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Michigan, Missouri, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Northwest European R, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec, South Australia, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin

    Scilla L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 5488.000
    Ethiopia 6049.361
    Wild, H. [3107], Zimbabwe 2474.000
    Wild, H. [3150], Zimbabwe 2476.000
    Wild, H. [40284], Zimbabwe 5483.000
    Germain, R. [4441], Congo, DRC 2475.000
    Lee Mays, S. [13836A], Zimbabwe 4505.000

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 308 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 7: 548.
    • Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 438 (1762)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Jessop in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 36: 240 (1970)
    • Baker in F.T.A. 7: 548 (1898), pro parte
    • sp Pl.: 308 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0