Prospero autumnale

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Autumn Squill
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Prospero
P. autumnale
Binomial name
Prospero autumnale
  • Scilla autumnalis L.
  • Anthericum autumnale (L.) Scop.
  • Ornithogalum autumnale (L.) Lam.
  • Genlisa autumnalis (L.) Raf.
  • Stellaris autumnalis (L.) Bubani
  • Hyacinthus autumnalis (L.) E.H.L.Krause in J.Sturm
  • Urginea autumnalis (L.) El-Gadi
  • Scilla pulchella Munby
  • Scilla gallica Tod.
  • Scilla racemosa Balansa ex Baker
  • Scilla dumetorum Balansa ex Baker
  • Scilla longipes Batt. in J.A.Battandier & L.C.Trabut
  • Scilla holzmannia Heldr.
  • Scilla scythica Kleopow
  • Prospero holzmannium (Heldr.) Speta
  • Prospero pulchellum (Munby) Speta
  • Prospero scythicum (Kleopow) Speta
  • Scilla cyrenaica (Pamp.) G.M.Barroso & al.
  • Prospero cyrenaicum (Pamp.) Speta
Prospero autumnale - MHNT

Prospero autumnale, the autumn squill, an autumnal flowering plant of the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, is found in the Mediterranean region from Portugal and Morocco east to Turkey and the Caucasus, plus Great Britain.[1][2][3] Despite being classified as a single species, it is actually a cryptic species complex, with a variety of cytotypes having been discovered which are phenotypically indisguishable from each other.[4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Scilla autunnale, Autumn Squill, Prospero autumnale
  3. ^ Mediterranean Plants Identification
  4. ^ Parker, J. S.; Lozano, R; Taylor, S; Rejón, M Ruiz (1991). "Chromosomal structure of populations of Scilla autumnalis in the Iberian Peninsula". Heredity. 67 (3): 287–97. doi:10.1038/hdy.1991.92.