Allium humile

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雪韭 xue jiu
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. humile
Binomial name
Allium humile
  • Allium govanianum Wall. ex Baker
  • Allium nivale Jacquem. ex Hook. f. & Thomson

Allium humile is a plant species found at high elevations (4000–4500 m) in India, Pakistan, Xizang (Tibet) and Yunnan. [2][3][4]

Allium humile has narrow, cylindrical bulbs. Scape is up to 15 cm tall, slightly compressed. Leaves are flat, fleshy, linear, about 5 mm wide. Umbel is hemispheric, crowded with many flowers. Tepals are white with yellowish-green midveins.[3][5]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali (eds). 1980-2005. Flora of Pakistan, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  3. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 180.
  4. ^ Flora of Pakistan
  5. ^ Kunth, Karl Sigismund. 1843. Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum 4: 443