Scilla buekkensis

Scilla buekkensis (syn. Scilla drunensis subsp. buekkensis (Speta) Kereszty) is a species of Scilla native to some beech and hornbeam forests in Hungary and Slovakia in Central Europe.[1][2] This plant derives its name from the Bükk Mountains in North-East Hungary.

It is a bulb-bearing herbaceous perennial plant. The flowering stem bears pyramidal raceme of a few flowers; each flower is blue, with six tepals, each 12 mm long and 2,5 mm wide. The flower has 4-7 ovules in each carpel. The flower's elaiosomes are pearl-like, and grouped to form a disc. It flowers from March to April. [3]

A synonym of this plant is Scilla drunensis subsp. buekkensis. Since species and subspecies of Scilla greatly vary in numbers of chromosomes, it is hard to tell whether two separate populations should be described as different subspecies or species.[2]

This is a protected species in Hungary.


  1. Letz, R., Uhríková, A. & Májovský, J. (1999). Chromosome numbers of several interesting taxa of the flora of Slovakia. Biologia, Bratislava 54: 43-49.
  2. a b Kochjarová, J. (2005). Scilla bifolia group in the Western Carpathians and adjacent part of the Pannonian lowland: annotated chromosome counts. Preslia (Praha) 77: 317–326. Available online (pdf).
  3. Simon, T. (2000). A magyarországi edényes flóra határozója (Field guide to the vascular flora of Hungary).



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Scilla buekkensis

Scilla buekkensis


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