Discovered in April 2006 and described in 2009 this species is not common in its natural habitat and is considered critically endangered.
It is named after the Turkish botanist Prof. Dr. Mercit Vural.
Muscari vuralii is closely related to M. coeleste and M. macbethianum, but is found further West in Turkey than these other two species.
2. IPNI Data – First Published
Nordic Journal of Botany 27:243 (2009)
3. Plants of the world online ref:
Rare Plants 2019
5. Description of supplier
‘Clearly a member of what might be calledd the “discolor group”. The species is a dainty one, with the scape barely exceeding 5cm.’
Supplier clarifies stock was cultivated at a botanic garden from material close to but not at type locality. Plants are variable and these are ‘more inclined to violet rather than blue’.
6. Collection ID prefix:
Acording to supplier ‘this is a high altitude species from a small area having good precipitation.’
Noted for willingness to form bulblets.
2020 Oct 1 x6 mid green leaves with white tips showing.
2019 Oct 25 Tips of leaves about 2cm above the soil.
2020 Dec 4 Flowers open, demonstrating white lobes with white continuing for about a third of the flower. Wide open mouths.
2020 Nov 15 Following a very soggy couple of weeks, flower buds are apparent at base of leaves.