Scilla nivalis Boiss.

Scilla nivalis Boiss.


    • "Scilla bifolia" auct. fl. graec., non L., err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
    • 1. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31


    GR(?NAe ?Kik EAe

    Greece (East Aegean islands present; Kiklades doubtfully present; North Aegean islands doubtfully present)


    Native / Range-Restriction unknown




    Geophyte (Cryptophyte)


    Woodlands and scrub, High mountain vegetation

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81



    The S. nivalis complex, replacing the Central and SW European S. bifolia complex in Greece and further east, is represented in Greece by actually eight microspecies (viz. S. andria, S. cydonia, S. longistylosa, S. nivalis s.str., S. pneumonanthe, S. reuteri, S. subnivalis, S. voethorum), based on ploidy level (2n, 4n, 6n) and morphologically discerned best in the living state or on properly collected and carfully preserved herbarium material. Distribution of microspecies in Greece is still imperfectly known. S. nivalis s.str. is confined to WS Asia and EAe (Chios, Lesvos, Leros, according to Speta 1981: 60). S. bifolia s.str. has its southeasternmost limit in Mt Vodno (North Macedonia) and does not occur in Greece and the Aegean.

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