Crocus × luteus Lam.

First published in Tabl. Encycl. 1: 106 (1791)
This is an artificial hybrid
The hybrid formula of this artificial cross is C. angustifolius × C. flavus.


Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Stace, C.A., Preston, C.D. & Pearman, D.A. (2015). Hybrid flora of the British isles: 1-501. Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Crocus flavus.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [s.n.] Crocus × stellaris K002967187 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Crocus × stellaris K002967186 No
Cope, T.A. [RBG 281] United Kingdom Crocus × stellaris K000914601 Yes


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