Scilla forbesii

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Scilla forbesii


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: Scilla
Species: Scilla forbesii



Scilla forbesii (Baker) Speta, Naturk. Jahrb. Stadt Linz 21: 31 (1976).

Type locality: Turkey, 37°N 29°30'E"


  • Basionym
    • Chionodoxa forbesii Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 11: 436 (1870 publ. 1871).
  • Homotypic
    • Chionodoxa luciliae var. forbesii (Baker) Drude, Gartenflora 36: 458 (1887).
  • Heterotypic
    • Chionodoxa siehei Stapf, Bot. Mag. 150: t. 9068 (1925).
    • Chionodoxa tmolusi Whittall, Garden (London) 35: 367 (1889).
    • Scilla siehei (Stapf) Speta, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 119: 14 (1971).
    • Scilla tmolusi (Whittall) Speta, Naturk. Jahrb. Stadt Linz 21: 44 (1976).


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Turkey.

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Forbes' glory-of-the-snow
magyar: Anatóliai hófény
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