Muilla

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Not to be confused with Milla, Mulla (disambiguation), or Milula.
Muilla
Muilla maritima.jpg
Muilla maritima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Muilla
S.Watson ex Benth.
Type species
Muilla maritima
S.Watson ex Benth.

The genus Muilla includes three to four species of flowering plants.

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus name is an anagram of Allium (in fact, the letters are in exact reverse order), the onion genus, for the flowers' resemblance.[1]

In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae.[2][3] The subfamily has also been treated as a separate family Themidaceae.[4][5][6][7]

Distribution[edit]

Muilla species are native to southwestern North America.[5][8]

Species[edit]

Current species [5][7][8][9]
  1. Muilla coronata Greene — crowned muilla − Mojave Desert region in southeastern California and southern Nevada. [10]
  2. Muilla maritima (Torr.) S.Watson ex Benth. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker — sea muilla − central and southern California; northern Baja California. [11]
  3. Muilla transmontana Greene — Great Basin muilla − Mojave Desert and Great Basin regions in southeastern and northeastern California and western Nevada. [12]
Formerly included species

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