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Taxon: Muscari armeniacum Leichtlin ex Baker

Genus: Muscari
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Scilloideae tribe: Hyacintheae subtribe: Hyacinthinae. Also placed in: Hyacinthaceae Liliaceae
Nomen number: 24749
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. ser. 2, 9:798. 1878
Name verified on: 27-Feb-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Feb-1995
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Armenian grape-hyacinth   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • common grape-hyacinth   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • garden grape-hyacinth   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • jacinto-uva   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran [n.w.]; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece

  • also cultivated


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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