1086.000 Scilla L.

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.

Scilla nervosa

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
lazulina WildC,E
nervosa (Burch.) JessopN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scilla:

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Flora of Mozambique: Scilla
Flora of Zambia: Scilla

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scilla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scilla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scilla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scilla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scilla
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Scilla

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Scilla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=351, retrieved 23 October 2014

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