Narcissus papyraceus

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Narcissus papyraceus


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Narcisseae
Genus: Narcissus
Subgenus: N. subg. Hermione
Sectio: N. sect. Tazettae
Species: Narcissus papyraceus
Subspecies: N. p. subsp. panizzianus – N. p. subsp. papyraceus – N. p. subsp. polyanthos


Narcissus papyraceus Ker Gawl., Bot. Mag. 24: t. 947 (1806).


  • Homotypic
    • Hermione papyratia Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ.: 143 (1819), nom. superfl.
    • Hermione papyracea (Ker Gawl.) Schult. & Schult.f. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7: 1733 (1830).
    • Chione papyracea (Ker Gawl.) Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 100 (1866), nom. inval.
    • Narcissus tazetta var. papyraceus (Ker Gawl.) Baker, Gard. Chron. 1869: 1015 (1869).
    • Narcissus tazetta subsp. papyraceus (Ker Gawl.) Baker, Handb. Amaryll.: 8 (1888).
    • Narcissus linnaeanus subsp. papyraceus (Ker Gawl.) Rouy in Georges Rouy & J.Foucaud, Fl. France 13: 50 (1912).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Corse (introduced), France, Portugal, Spain.
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Greece, Italy, Sicilia, Yugoslavia.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Morocco.
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Azores (introduced).
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • East Aegean Islands (introduced).
  • Continental: Northern America (all introduced)
    • Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California.
    • Regional: South-Central U.S.A.
      • Texas.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Louisiana.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Paperwhite
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