Muscari armeniacum Leichtlin ex Baker, Gard. Chron. n.s., 9: 798 1878. (Syn: Bellevalia aperta (Freyn & Conrath) Grossh.; Botryanthus micranthus Baker .; Muscari alexandrae A.P.Khokhr. ………………; Pseudomuscari apertum (Freyn & Conrath) Garbari);

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small herb from Ooty for id 020211MK2: Kindly help to id this small herb found in a garden planted at Ooty town, Nilgiris.
Date/Time- 24-01-2011 / 08:50 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GP ca.2200asl; Ooty, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden
Plant Habit-herb
Height/Length- 15 cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- ca.15 cm long; cylindric
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Raceme;
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- blue; c. 0.5 X 0.25 cm


I hope Muscari armeniacum


Grape hyacinth if I am not mistaken.


I have just this Foto from April 2008 from my garden in Ritterhude.
We call it Traubenhyazinthe,  which I found has the name Muscari fam. Hyacinthaceae
but further details i don’t know. We have two colors white and blue. Mein blue one is supposed to be Muscari botryoides. I shall make more fotos this year.


Frankly speaking, there seems to be little to choose from M. armeniacum and M. botryoides. Both are known as Grape hyacinth; M. armeniacum as Garden Grape hyacinth and M. botryoides as Compact Grape hyacinth. The most important difference between the two species being that tips of perianth are recurved in M. botryoides, but erect in M. armeniacum; fls are ca 3 mm long in M. botryoides, 6-8 mm M. armeniacum; leaves equalling the scape in M. botryoides, exceeding in M. armeniacum
I may be wrong but to me … plant appears M. armeniacum and .. M. botryoides.


Yes, … My plant has leaves exceeding the scape; hence could be confirmed as M. armeniacum. But the perianth tip also recurved here sir, ?


 
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