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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Muilla
Species: M. coronata – M. maritima – M. transmontana
Source(s) of checklist:

Muilla S.Watson ex Benth., 1883.

Typus: M. maritima


Watson, S. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, 1883. Gen. Pl. 3: 801


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Muilla in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Muilla. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 17 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Muilla in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 17. 2019. Muilla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 17 Jan. 2019.

Vernacular names

The genus Muilla includes four to five species of flowering plants.

1 Taxonomy
2 Distribution
3 Species
4 References
5 External links


The genus name is a taxonomic anagram of Allium (in fact, the letters are in exact reverse order), the onion genus, for the flowers' resemblance.[1]

In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae.[2][3] The subfamily has also been treated as a separate family Themidaceae.[4][5][6][7]

Muilla species are native to southwestern North America.[5][8]

Current species [5][7][8][9]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Muilla coronata 38824335.jpg Muilla coronata Greene crowned muilla Mojave Desert region in southeastern California and southern Nevada.[10]
Muilla - Flickr - aspidoscelis (56).jpg Muilla lordsburgana P.J. Alexander Lordsburg noino eastern fringe of the Chihuahuan Desert around Lordsburg Mesa in New Mexico.[11]
Muilla maritima.jpg Muilla maritima (Torr.) S.Watson ex Benth. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker sea muilla central and southern California; northern Baja California.[12]
Muilla transmontana 59777511.jpg Muilla transmontana Greene Great Basin muilla Mojave Desert and Great Basin regions in southeastern and northeastern California and western Nevada.[13]

Formerly included species

Muilla clevelandii (S.Watson) Hoover — synonym of Bloomeria clevelandii S.Watson


Jepson Manual (TJM2) Key to Muilla species . accessed 1 May 2016.
Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x
Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Allioideae
Jepson Herbarium, Jepson Manual (TJM2): Key to Themidaceae genera . accessed 29 April 2016.
Jepson Manual (TJM2) treatment of Muilla, family Themidaceae . accessed 1 May 2016.
Calflora Database: Themidaceae genera . accessed 1 May 2016.
Calflora: Muilla, family Themidaceae . accessed 1 May 2016.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution maps
Calflora: Muilla coronata (Crowned muilla)
biorxiv: Muilla lordsburgana (Lordsburg noino)
Calflora: Muilla maritima (Sea muilla, Common muilla)
Calflora: Muilla transmontana (Great basin muilla, Inland muilla)

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