Description of the genus
Bulbous, perennial herbs, the bulbs sometimes fibrous at apex. Leaves all basal, never spotted. Inflorescence erect, terminal. Bracts 1 or 2 per flower, decurrent. Flowers blue or white, never yellow. Perianth segments spreading or strongly recurved. Filaments connate towards the base. Ovary spherical to oblong; ovules axile, many. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds rounded, obtusely angled, black, verrucose.
This is another genus in the Hyacinthaceae, for which the taxonomy is not clear. This account must be regarded as provisional.
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
Other sources of information about Scilla:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: ScillaFlora of Mozambique
: ScillaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): ScillaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ScillaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ScillaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ScillaKew Herbarium catalogue
: ScillaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Scilla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=351, retrieved 26 January 2015