Synonyms: Androcymbium punctatum var. saharae Maire, Androcymbium wyssianum Beauverd & Turrett.
The genus Androcymbium should be incorporated in the genus Colchicum (Manning, Forest & Vinnersten, 2007). Populations south of Essaouira have dehiscent capsules and should be reported to Androcymbium gramineum, whereas the populations with indehiscent capsules at the Atlantic coast north of Essaouira and in SE Spain represent a second species, which is correctly named A. europaeum (Hoyo A. & Pedrola-Monfort, 2010).