Genus Convallaria L.


L. Gen. PI. ed. 1 (1737) 96; Sp. PI. ed. 1 (1753) 314.

Fam:   Liliaceae Hall.
Genus:   Convallaria L.
English Name: Lily of the valley


This genus is monotypes and his description is included in the description of the species.

¹ Developed by As. Yanev
From: „Флора на Народна Република България”, том  II, БАН, София, (1964 )

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Convallaria is a genus of flowering plants, the most prevalent species of which is lily of the valley. It is usually described as the monotypic genus with the single species Convallaria majalis, but now some botanists distinguish up to 3 species of Convallaria, also including Convallaria keiskei and Convallaria montana.[1]

Lily of the valley, sometimes written lily-of-the-valley,[1] scientific name Convallaria majalis /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛəriə məˈdʒeɪlɨs/,[2] is a sweetly scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, and Europe.
It is possibly the only species in the genus Convallaria (or one of two or three, if C. keiskei and C. transcaucasica are recognised as separate species). In the APG III system, the genus is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae[3]). It was formerly placed in its own family Convallariaceae, and, like many lilioid monocots, before that in the lily family Liliaceae.
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References: „Флора на Народна Република България”, том  II, БАН, София, (1964 ), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.


Convallaria majalis L. - Lily of the valley

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