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Narcissus viridiflorus

Narcissus viridiflorus (*)

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. Jonquillae
Species: Narcissus viridiflorus

Narcissus viridiflorus Schousb., Iagttag. Vextrig. Marokko: 157 (1800).

Hermione viridiflora (Schousb.) Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ.: 147 (1819).
Jonquilla viridiflora (Schousb.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 21 (1838).
Chloraster viridiflorus (Schousb.) M.Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 213, 1847.
Prasiteles viridiflorus (Schousb.) Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 102 (1866), nom. inval.
Chloraster fissus Haw., Monogr. Narcissin.: 7 (1831).
Chloraster integer Haw., Monogr. Narcissin.: 7 (1831).
Narcissus integer (Haw.) Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. 12: 443 (1846).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Southwestern Europe
Continental: Africa
Regional: Northern Africa

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

Schousboe, P.K.A. 1800. Iagttag. Vextrig. Marokko 157. t. 2.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Narcissus viridiflorus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 06. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Narcissus viridiflorus. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 06 2018.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Narcissus viridiflorus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Narcissus viridiflorus, commonly known as campanitas, is a species of the genus Narcissus (daffodils) in the family Amaryllidaceae. It is classified in Section Jonquillae.


Narcissus viridiflorus possesses a number of unusual features for the genus Narcissus. It is the only species with green flowers, and is night flowering, and is one of only five species that bloom in the Autumn, rather than Spring.

Danish botanist Peter Schousboe described the species in 1800 from material collected in Morocco. The species name is derived from the Latin words viridis "green" and flos/floris "flower".

Narcissus viridiflorus is native to the southern Iberian Peninsula (southern Spain) and North Africa (northern Morocco). It is known from fewer than 15 populations, with a total area of 84 square kilometres, and is threatened by overgrazing and urban development. It has not been well-studied in north Africa and there may be more populations there.[1]

Rankou, H.; Chambouleyron, M. (2018). "Narcissus viridiflorus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T162196A20176054. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T162196A20176054.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
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