Named for Count Apollo Apollosovich Mussin-Pushkin (d. 1805), a Russian chemist who collected plants in the Caucasus.
Perennial, bulbous herb. Leaves basal, linear. Flowers radially symmetrical, spreading, short-stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a terminal loose raceme.Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, short-fused basally. Stamens 6, attached to a 6-lobed corona, filaments very short. Ovary superior, ovoid,. Fruit a spherical fleshy capsule. Seeds ellipsoid, fleshy.
Grown in full sun to light shade on well-drained soils.
1 species from Asia Minor and the Middle East.
Bulb with terminal racemes of basally fused flowers with an staminal corona and yellow, fleshy seeds.
Source: (2005). Ledebouria. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.