Fritillaria Tourn. ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 303 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is NW. Africa, Temp. Eurasia to N. Myanmar, Alaska to NW. Mexico.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Austria, Belarus, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Magadan, Manchuria, Mexico Northwest, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Mexico, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northwest European R, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, Sicilia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Extinct in:


Introduced into:

Baltic States, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Teksen, M. & Aytaç, Z. (2011). The revision of the genus Fritillaria L. (Liliaceae) in the Mediterranean region (Turkey). Turkish Journal of Botany 35: 447-478.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Watson, J.M. [1629] Turkey K:SPC-30796.000 No
Turkey K:SPC-32541.000 No
Polunin, O. [25-58] Iraq K:SPC-25545.000 No
[BSBE 1549] Iran K:SPC-34058.000 No
Iran K:SPC-32514.000 No
Mathew, B. [5105] Greece K:SPC-32505.000 No
Syria K:SPC-32521.000 No
Furse, P. [1985] Iran K:SPC-32535.000 No
Furse, P. [2530] Iran K:SPC-32519.000 No
Turkey K:SPC-32522.000 No
Forrest, G. [16738] China K000464720 Type Yes
Przewalski, N.M. [s.n.] China K000900891 Unknown Type Material Yes
Furse, P. [2423] Iran K:SPC-32528.000 No
Furse, P. [2016] K:SPC-31208.000 No
Greece K:SPC-32529.000 No
Turkey K:SPC-32523.000 No
Heldreich [s.n.] Greece K000524669 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-25418.000 No
Mathew, B. [5087] Greece K:SPC-32538.000 No
Furse, P. [6301] Afghanistan K:SPC-32506.000 No
Iran K:SPC-32511.000 No
Rix, M. [1660] Turkey K:SPC-58295.000 No
Turkey K:SPC-32542.000 No
Roderick, W United States K:SPC-39431.000 No
Fleischer [s.n.] Turkey K000098472 Type Yes
Mathew, B. [31424] Turkey K:SPC-58286.000 No
Özhatay, N.; et al. Inter-Anat. [95/118] Turkey K000524671 Type Yes
Furse, P. [5128] K:SPC-32540.000 No
Polunin, O. [10] K:SPC-25488.000 No
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 5079] India K001104675 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-32531.000 No
Watson, J.M. [A.C.&W. 1572] Turkey K:SPC-30337.000 No
Sintenis, P. [82] Turkey K000900865 Type Yes
Sintenis, P. [82] Turkey K000900867 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sintenis, P. [82] Turkey K000900864 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5079] Nepal K001104674 Unknown Type Material Yes
Rix, M. [1658] Turkey K:SPC-58289.000 No
Greece K:SPC-05604.000 No
Mathew, B. [1885] K:SPC-31155.000 No
Rix, M. [1624] Turkey K:SPC-58277.000 No
Sintenis, P. [82] K000900866 Type Yes
Manr, J.R. K:SPC-32512.000 No
Turkey K:SPC-32532.000 No
Turkey K:SPC-32525.000 No
Lebanon K:SPC-32513.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5079] Nepal K001104673 Type Yes
K:SPC-32507.000 No
Watson, J.M. [A.C.&W. 1268] Turkey K:SPC-30339.000 No
K:SPC-30805.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-45674.000 No
Davis, P. [41287] Turkey K:SPC-32510.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5080] Nepal K001104678 Unknown Type Material Yes
Royle, J.F. [Cat. no. 5079] India K001104677 Unknown Type Material Yes
Heldreich [s.n.] Greece K000900873 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-32517.000 No
Govan, G. [Cat. no. 5079] India K001104676 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-70521.000 No


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.