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> Family: Asparagaceae
About 50 species, Native to Africa, Europe and
Asia. Two species are cultivated in southern Africa. A
number of African species previously in Scilla have been
transferred to other genera, particularly Ledebouria.
Scilla was previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which
has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.
Species cultivated in southern Africa
List from Glen (2002).
Scilla autumnalis is now known as Prospero autumnale.
Scilla peruviana (Cuban lily,
Native to the western Mediterranean. See
Native to China, Korea and Japan.