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Scilla peruviana   (Portuguese Squill)


Scilla peruviana  (ASPARAGACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Dec-2009 (taxon update: none)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Scilla peruviana - datasheet created on Dec-2009. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 29-Jan-2023

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Scilla peruvianaL.
Published in Sp. Pl. : 309 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Scilla clusii Parl.
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Asparagaceae Juss. (=Liliaceae) (The Asparagus Family)
33 species from the Asparagaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Portuguese Squill

Maltese name(s) :

Għansar tal-ġonna

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare     Extinct in the wild

Growth form :

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

Legal Protection :

Protected by law: Schedule VI of [S.L. 549.44] (strictly protected species)

Red List (1989) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

March – April

Colour of Flowers:

Violet

Toxicity:

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

Name Derivation :

Scilla:
peruviana:

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines

Remarks :

Scilla clusii was reported to be persent in Malta and was even thought to be a subendemic to Malta and Sicily, but now this it has become a synonym of S. peruviana. Linnaeus coined the epithet Peruviana giving the impression that the plant is native to Peru, but however, that was some mistake because the species native range is in the Western Mediterranean region. with Spain and Portugal being its hotspot. Scilla peruviana is very rare in the wild in Malta. The pictures of this profile were not taken from Malta but from RBGE.


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Ag Co Eg Hs It Li Lu Ma Sa Si Tn [Ca]

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Species Images (6 images)
   Scilla peruviana   -   Image Code: SCLPV-0.
   Scilla peruviana   -   Image Code: SCLPV-1.
   Scilla peruviana   -   Image Code: SCLPV-2.
   Scilla peruviana   -   Image Code: SCLPV-3.
   Scilla peruviana   -   Image Code: SCLPV-4.
   Scilla peruviana   -   Image Code: SCLPV-5.

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