Hyacinthoides × massartiana

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Hyacinthoides × massartiana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Hyacinthoides
Species: H. × massartiana
Binomial name
Hyacinthoides × massartiana

"Hyacinthoides × variabilis" P.D. Sell

Hyacinthoides × massartiana is a hybrid species produced by crosses between the common bluebell, H. non-scripta and the Spanish bluebell, H. hispanica. H. × massartiana fills a spectrum of variation which connects the two parental species.[1]

Taxonomic history[edit]

Hybrids between H. non-scripta and H. hispanica were first given a specific name in 1997, when the Belgian botanist D. Geerinck described them as H. × massartiana,[2] honouring the botanist Jean Massart.[3] The type locality is Watermael-Boitsfort, near Brussels, Belgium; the holotype is held in Brussels, with an isotype in Liège.[4] The same taxon had already been given the name "Hyacinthoides × variabilis" by P. D. Sell in 1996 in the Flora of Great Britain and Ireland,[5] but without a valid Latin diagnosis.[3]


  1. ^ Clive A. Stace (2010). "Hyacinthoides Heist. ex Fabr. (Endymion Dumort.) – bluebells". New Flora of the British Isles (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 920–921. ISBN 978-0-521-70772-5. 
  2. ^ D. Geerinck (1997) [1996]. "Une épithète pour l'hybride Hyacinthoides hispanica (Mill.) Rothm. × H. non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm.: H. × massartiana Geerinck (Liliaceae)". Belgian Journal of Botany 129 (1): 83–85. JSTOR 20794380. 
  3. ^ a b Eric J. Clement (2000). "The hybrid bluebell, H. × massartiana" (PDF). BSBI News (Botanical Society of the British Isles) 84: 24. 
  4. ^ Michael Grundmann, Fred J. Rumsey, Stephen W. Ansell, Stephen J. Russell, Sarah C. Darwin, Johannes C. Vogel, Mark Spencer, Jane Squirrell, Peter M. Hollingsworth, Santiago Ortiz & Harald Schneider (2010). "Phylogeny and taxonomy of the bluebell genus Hyacinthoides, Asparagaceae [Hyacinthaceae]". Taxon 59 (1): 68–82. 
  5. ^ P. D. Sell & G. Murrell (1996). "Liliaceae". Butomaceae–Orchidaceae. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland 5. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 251–294. ISBN 978-0-521-55339-1. 

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