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.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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benguellensis Baker Nw,W

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Scilla.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=351, retrieved 24 September 2022

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