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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Narcisseae
Genus: Narcissus
Subgenus: N. subg. Narcissus
Sectio: N. sect. Pseudonarcissi
Species: Narcissus abscissus

Narcissus abscissus (Haw.) Schult. & Schult.f. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 7: 941 (1830).

Ajax abscissus Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ. 116 (1819).
Oileus abscissus (Haw.) Haw., Monogr. Narcissin. 4 (1831).
Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. abscissus (Haw.) K.Richt., Pl. Eur. 1: 237 (1890).
Narcissus muticus J.Gay, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 7: 308 (1860).
Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. muticus (J.Gay) Baker, Handb. Amaryll. 3 (1888).
Ajax serotinus Jord. in A.Jordan & J.P.Fourreau, Icon. Fl. Eur. 3: 3 (1903).
Ajax tubulosus Jord. in A.Jordan & J.P.Fourreau, Icon. Fl. Eur. 3: 4 (1903).
Narcissus pseudonarcissus race muticus Rouy in G.Rouy & J.Foucaud, Fl. France 13: 31 (1912).
Narcissus abscissus var. graciliflorus Pugsley, J. Roy. Hort. Soc. 58: 89 (1933).
Narcissus abscissus var. serotinus (Jord.) Pugsley, J. Roy. Hort. Soc. 58: 88 (1933).
Narcissus abscissus var. tubulosus (Jord.) Pugsley, J. Roy. Hort. Soc. 58: 89 (1933).


N. × buxtonii – N. × dordae – N. × infundibulum – N. × × montserratii

This name is not accepted by:

Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Moore, D.M., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M. & Webb, D.A. (eds.) 1980. Flora Europaea. Volume 5: Alismataceae to Orchidaceae (Monocotyledones). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge / London / New Rochelle / Melbourne / Sydney, xxxvi + 452 pp., ISBN 0-521-20108-X. Reference page. as Narcissus bicolor.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Southwestern Europe
France, Spain.

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

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Narcissus abscissus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 3. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Narcissus abscissus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Narcissus abscissus is a species of the genus Narcissus (Daffodils) in the family Amaryllidaceae. It is classified in Section Pseudonarcissus. It is native to France and Spain in the region of the Pyrenees.[2]

A classic daffodil; its leaves are green or slightly blue-green, erect, between two and four leaves, 30 cm long to approximately 1 cm wide. Its stem is compressed, sharply double-edged 35 cm long and its pedicel 2.5 cm long. Its flowers are solitary and horizontal with large blooms of 10 cm in diameter. The flowers are large with cream colored tepals and a deep yellow corona that does not expand distally.[3] Narcissus abcissus blooms in late spring and grows on slopes and high mountain valleys of the Pyrenees along the French-Spanish border.[2]

Narcissus abscissus was described by (Haw.) Schult. & Schult.f. and published on Syst. veg. 7: 941, in the year 1830.[4]

Narcissus: generic name that refers to the young narcissist from Greek mythology Νάρκισσος (Narkissos), son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope; that was distinguished by his beauty.

The name derives from the Greek word: ναρκὰο, narkào (= narcotic) and refers to the pungent and intoxicating smell of the flowers of some species (some argue that the word derives from the Persian word نرگس and is pronounced Nargis, indicating that this plant is intoxicating).

abscissus: Latin epithet meaning "cut".[5]

Ajax abscissus Haw.
Ajax serotinus Jord.
Ajax tubulosus Jord.
Narcissus muticus J.Gay
Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. abscissus (Haw.) K.Richt.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. muticus (J.Gay) Baker
Oileus abscissus (Haw.) Haw.[6]


Syst. veg. 7:941, 1830
"Narcissus Species A-B". Pacific Bulb Society. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
Haworth, Adrian Hardy. "Narcissus abscissus". Alpine Garden Society Plant Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
"Narcissus abscissus Schult. & Schult. f." Missouri Botanical Garden. April 7, 2020.
"abscissus - abundiflorus". Dictionary of Botanical Epithets. April 7, 2020.

"Narcissus abscissus (Haw.) Schult. & Schult.f." The Plant List. April 7, 2020.


"Narcissus abscissus". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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