African Plant Database

Scilla L.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 308-309 (1753)  
Notes : genus place holder: the genus is not present in Madagascar
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : In a narrow circumscription [Speta in Phyton (Horn) 38: 121-123, 1998, and Speta in Kubitzki, Fam. & genera vascul. pl., monocot., Lilianae…: 283-284, 1998] a genus of 30 species distributed in Europe-Siberia, Asia (Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, N India). Not present in Tropical Africa where other genera occur, i.e. Drimiopsis, Ledebouria, Merwilla, Schizocarphus. The characters delimiting Scilla from Ledebouria are: leaves not spotted, inflorescence mostly solitary and ± rigid, flowers blue to white, ovary sessile, seeds globose and coloured yellow, brown or black.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 73
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 626
  • Phyton (Horn): 38 (1998)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 128 (1931). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 199 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 41 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 216 (1981).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 3 3: 440 
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 141

Bibliography other :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 98 (2014)
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°194744 modified 2008-12-27
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