Puschkinia Adams

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: Forster, P. (2005). Ledebouria. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Puschkinia scilloides Adams