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Bulbous plants in the Iberian peninsula the collection of the royal botanical garden Madrid

Horticulture International Journal
Silvia Villegas, Carlos Aedo, Ramón Morales

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168 species of bulbous from Liliaceae, Amaryllidaceae and Iridaceae families are found in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, 16 of them are introduced, numerous endemic and subendemic (also from the other side of the Pyrenees in France). The living bulb collection at the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid conserves and manages most of the species growing in the wild in the Iberian Peninsula.


bulbous, living collection, iberian peninsula, liliaceae, amaryllidaceae, iridaceae, endemic subspecies, seed origin, taxonomic research, conservation, education, reduce weeds, conserve moisture, vegetatively propagated, lateral buds, aesthetic-orchid festivals, plant identification