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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Milla
Species: M. biflora – M. bryanii – M. delicata – M. filifolia – M. magnifica – M. mexicana – M. oaxacana – M. potosina – M. rosea – M. valliflora
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Milla in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 17. Reference page.

Name

Milla Cav., 1793

Type species: Milla biflora Cav.

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Askolame Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 11 (1837).
Gyrenia Knowles & Westc. ex Loudon, Hort. Brit., Suppl. 2: 639 (1839).
Diphalangium S.Schauer, Linnaea 19: 702 (1847).

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
SE. Arizona to SW. New Mexico and Guatemala

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References

Cavanilles, A.J., 1793. Icon. 2: 76

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Milla in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Milla. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 17 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Milla in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 17.
Tropicos.org 2019. Milla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 17.

Vernacular names
English: Mexican Star

Milla, the Mexican star, is a genus of monocotyledonous plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae.[3] They are native mostly to Mexico, with one species extending into Guatemala, Honduras, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.[2][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Milla contains ten accepted species:[2][10]

Milla biflora Cav. - widespread across most of Mexico plus Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Guatemala and Honduras
Milla bryanii I.M.Johnst. - Coahuila
Milla delicata H.E.Moore - Guerrero
Milla filifolia T.M.Howard - Morelos
Milla magnifica H.E.Moore - Guerrero, Morelos
Milla mexicana T.M.Howard - Puebla, Oaxaca
Milla mortoniana H.E.Moore - Guerrero
Milla oaxacana Ravenna - Oaxaca
Milla potosina T.M.Howard - San Luis Potosí
Milla rosea H.E.Moore - Nuevo León

References

Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe ou descriptions et figures des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes, nouvellement introduites sur le continent ou en Angleterre ... Volume XIV A Gand : chez Louis van Houtte, editeur, 1845-1880.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Brodiaeoideae
Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater. 1994. Alismataceae a Cyperaceae. 6: i–xvi, 1–543. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F.
Nelson, C. H. 2008. Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Honduras 1–1576.
Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1952. Liliaceae. In Flora of Guatemala - Part III. Fieldiana, Bot. 24(3): 59–100.
Moore, H. E. Jr. 1953. The genus Milla (Amaryllidaceae–Allieae) and its allies. Gentes Herb. 8: 262–294.
Flora of North America Vol. 26 Page 346, Milla Cavanilles, Icon. 2: 76, plate 196. 1793.
US Department of Agriculture Plants Profile
The Plant List—Milla

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