Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Europe and Asia.

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Distribution in Egypt

Mediterranean region and Sinai (St.Katherine).

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Global Distribution

Central and southern Europe, Mediterranean region, southwest Asia to Iran.

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introduced; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ill., Ind., La., Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.; s Europe; n Africa; sw Asia; expected elsewhere.
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The Caucasus, Central Asia, Central and southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. Foothills, forests, grassy mountain slopes.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Scape 10-30 cm. Bulb cordate, brown, 2 cm diam. Leaves 3-7, narrow, lanceolate, 15-20 cm x 0.3-0.5 cm. Flowers 0.5 cm long, perianth dark-violet with white declined tips. Terminal sterile flowers azure. V - from early spring to mid summer. Autumn generation of leaves (August-September) remains till July of next year. Fl - May. Fr - June. P - by seed and the daughter bulbs produced every year in large quantities.
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Description

Plants to 20(–30) cm. Bulbs ovoid, 2–3 × 2–2.5 cm, offsets usually present, tunics dark brown. Leaves 3–6; blade channeled to subterete, narrowly linear, (10–)15–30(–40) cm × 2–5(–8) mm, apex abruptly contracted. Scape 8–25(–30) cm, usually ± equaling leaves. Racemes 20–40-flowered. Flowers: perianth tube blackish blue, obovoid to oblong-urceolate or cylindric, 4–6 × 2–3 mm, teeth white; fertile and sterile flowers ± equal (sterile may be slightly smaller and paler); pedicel declined or nodding, 3–5 mm. Capsules 5–7(–10) × 5–7(–10) mm. 2n = 18, 36, 45, 54, 72.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Hyacinthus racemosus Linnaeus 1753, not Muscari racemosum Miller 1768; M. atlanticum Boissier & Reuter
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Cultivated (Hortus Third, 1976).

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Roadsides, fields, woods, abandoned gardens; 0--1500m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering early--mid spring.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Muscari neglectum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Muscari neglectum

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

Reasons: Introduced to IL.

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Wikipedia

Muscari neglectum

Muscari neglectum Guss. ex Ten., 1842 (syn. M. racemosum) is a bulbous plant. It is edible and has medical properties like other Muscari species as Muscari comosum and Muscari romanus.

Description

M. neglectum is an herbaceous plant growing from a bulb, 10–30 cm in height. The blue flowers are organized in an inflorescence of 2–6 cm. The fruit is a 3-valved capsula.

This plant, in the Raunkiær system, belongs to the geophytes group (G bulb).

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Notes

Comments

W. T. Stearn (1990) typified Hyacinthus racemosus and discussed the taxonomically different applications of that name and Muscari racemosum. The latter binomial, misattributed to (Linnaeus) Miller, sometimes has been used for what is correctly called M. neglectum.
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