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Common name

English: Portuguese Squill

German: Peruanischer Blaustern

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Asparagales (72)

        Family: Asparagaceae (30)(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

Characteristics

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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