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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Scilloideae
Tribus: Hyacintheae
Subtribus: Hyacinthinae
Genus: Prospero
Species: P. autumnale – P. battagliae – P. corsicum – P. cudidaghense – P. depressum – P. elisae – P. fallax – P. hanburyi – P. hierae – P. hierapytnense – P. idaeum – P. minimum – P. obtusifolium – P. paratethycum – P. rhadamanthi – P. seisumsianum – P. talosii


Prospero Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 28 (1866).

  • Lectotypus (designated by Speta, Phyton (Horn) 38(1): 115. 1998): Prospero autumnale (L.) Speta

This genus indeed may turn out to be a synonym for Scilla (Valdés, 2004), but the details here indicate that there is an alternative view (Govaerts (et al.), 2018 and others).


Native distribution areas:
  • Europe
    • Northern Europe
      • Great Britain.
    • Middle Europe
      • Hungary.
    • Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain.
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Romania, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia.
    • Eastern Europe
      • Krym, Ukraine.
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Caucasus
      • North Caucasus, Transcaucasus.
    • Western Asia
      • Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Iran (doubtful), Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Sinai, Turkey.

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


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