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Common name

English: Portuguese Squill

German: Peruanischer Blaustern


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Asparagales (46)

        Family: Asparagaceae (32)(family description)

          Genus: Scilla (6)

            Epithet: peruviana L. (3)

Synonym: Caloscilla clusii Jord. & Fourr.

clusii => in honor of Charles de l’Écluse (Carolus Clusius) (1526–1609), Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist

peruviana => of Peruvian origin


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Scilla peruviana at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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