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Brimeura amethystina
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Brimeura
  • Sarcomphalium Dulac
  • Charistemma Janka

Brimeura is a genus of bulb-forming, monocotyledonous perennial plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae,[2] native to southeastern Europe and certain islands of the western Mediterranean.[1] They have narrow leaves and bear bluebell-like flowers in Spring.[3]

The species B. amethystina (formerly Hyacinthus amethystina) has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

The genus contains the following species[1]

  1. Brimeura amethystina (L.) Chouard - Pyrenees
  2. Brimeura duvigneaudii (L.Llorens) Rosselló, Mus & Mayol - Mallorca
  3. Brimeura fastigiata (Viv.) Chouard - Mallorca, Minorca, Corsica, Sardinia


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001–2012), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Scilloideae 
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Brimeura amethystina". Retrieved 18 June 2013. 

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