Othocallis is a new genus in the 1998 Speta proposed break up of Scilla. This new genus in the Hyacinthaceae family includes plants that are from the Middle East and have multiple scapes per season. They are semicircular in cross-section, floppy in fruit with succulent capsules and black to yellowish warty seeds sometimes with an appendage. This proposed change has not been accepted in the Kew checklist. For more information about the proposed Scilla changes consult Julian Slade's post.

Othocallis rosenii syn. Scilla rosenii bears reflexed tepals a la Cyclamen; it supposedly prefers a dampish peaty medium, but grows well enough for Jerry Flintoff in Washington in a raised bed in well-drained soil.

Othocallis siberica syn. Scilla siberica

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