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Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   (French Daffodil)


Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta  (AMARYLLIDACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Jan-2006 (taxon update: Jan-2006)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta - datasheet created on Jan-2006. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 29-Jan-2023

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazettaL.
Published in Sp. Pl. 290 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Hermione taxetta (L.) Haw.
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Amaryllidaceae Jaume St.-Hil (The Daffodil or Amaryllis Family)
28 species from the Amaryllidaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

French Daffodil, Cream Narcissus, Polyanthus Narcissus

Maltese name(s) :

Narċis, Ranċis

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE ( bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc. )
Germination [info]: Monocotyledon

Legal Protection :

Protected by law: Schedule VIII of [S.L. 549.44] (Exploitation subject to management measures)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

October – March

Colour of Flowers:

White

Toxicity:

Mildy toxic, can cause adverse conditions if consumed in large quantities

Name Derivation :

Narcissus: To numb, stun or paralyze, referring to the narcotic properties of several plants in this genus. In Greek mythology Narcissus was an attractive youth who fell in love with his own image in water and pined away for it until he died and changed into the narcissus flower. (Greek origin )
tazetta subsp. tazetta:

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Meadows, pastures and cultivated fields.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Garigue (especially if with considerable amount of soil) uncultivated fields and valleys.
Botanical Description: Bulb up to 50 x 35 mm. Leaves 20-50 cm x 5-25 mm. Scape 20-45 cm, stout. Flowers in umbels of (2-)3-15, fragrant. Spathe 30-50 mm, scarious. Pedicels unequal, the longest 25-75 mm. Hypanthial tube 12-18 mm. Perianth-segments 8-22 mm, patent, usually broadly ovate and contiguous or imbricate, more rarely narrower. Corona 3-6 x 6-11 mm, about twice as wide as high, yellow or orange. Upper whorl of stamens exserted from hypanthial tube, at least in part, but included in corona.
Distributional range: Mediterranean region and S. Portugal

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Albania, the Balaeric Islands, Corse, Crete, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Greece, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G) Ag Al Bl Ca Co Cr Cy Eg Ga Gr Hs IJ It Ju Li LS Lu Ma Sa Si Sn Tn Tu(A) [Tcs Tu(E)]

Links & Further literature (1 papers)

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IPNI

World Flora Online

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Vienna Virt. Herb.

RBGE Herbarium

KEW Herbarium

MNHN

Arkive

IUCN

CABI
Records of Narcissus elegans (Fam. Amaryllidaceae) and notes on the wild narcissus in the Maltese Islands Stephen Mifsud and Emanuel Caruana  (2010)
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Species Images (65 images)
   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-0.
   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-1.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-9.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-39.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-41.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-49.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-56.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-58.
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   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-60.
   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-61.
   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-62.
   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-63.
   Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta   -   Image Code: NRCTZ-64.

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