Allium cristophii

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Star of Persia
Лук Христофа
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Allium cristophii[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. cristophii
Binomial name
Allium cristophii
Trautv., conserved name[2]
Synonyms[3][4][5]
  • Allium christophii Trautv., alternate spelling
  • Caloscordum cristophii (Trautv.) Banfi & Galasso
  • Allium albopilosum C.H.Wright
  • Allium bodeanum Regel
  • Allium walteri Regel
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Persian Onion

Allium cristophii, common name Persian Onion or Star of Persia;[6][7] is species of onion native to Turkey, Iran, and Turkmenistan, though grown as an ornamental bulbous plant in many parts of the world.[3]

Star of Persia is a member of the onion subfamily within the amaryllis family. It grows to 60 cm (24") and is cultivated in gardens for its large showy (umbels) of silvery pink star-shaped flowers, 20–25 cm (8-10") in diameter, which appear in early summer. The flowers are followed by attractive fruiting clusters. The plant has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[8][9]


References[edit]

  1. ^ 1904 illustration from Curtis's botanical magazine volume 130, series 3, number 60, plate 7982, as Allium albopilosum (http://www.botanicus.org/page/451490) Author Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911)
  2. ^ Trautvetter, Ernst Rudolf von. 1884. Trudy Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaničeskago Sada 9(1): 268.
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Fritsch, R. M. 1999. (1419) Proposal to conserve the name Allium cristophii, preferably with the spelling A. christophii, against A. bodeanum (Liliaceae). Taxon 48(3): 577–579.
  5. ^ Brummitt, R. K. 2001. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 51. Taxon 50(2): 559–568.
  6. ^ Allium cristophii at Germplasm Resources Information Network
  7. ^ Allium cristophii at Flower Growing Guides of Cornell University
  8. ^ Allium cristophii
  9. ^ Fritsch, R. M. 1999. (1419) Proposal to conserve the name Allium cristophii, preferably with the spelling A. christophii, against A. bodeanum (Liliaceae). Taxon 48(3): 577–579.