Allium altaicum

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Allium altaicum
Allium altaicum - Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg - DSC07643.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. altaicum
Binomial name
Allium altaicum
Pall.
Synonyms[1]
  • Allium ceratophyllum Besser ex Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Allium microbulbum Prokh.
  • Allium sapidissimum R.Hedw.
  • Allium saxatile Pall. 1766 superfluous name, also homonym not M.Bieb. 1798

Allium altaicum is a species of onion native to Asiatic Russia (Altay, Buryatiya, Zabaykalsky Krai, Irkutsk, Tuva, Amur Oblast), Mongolia, Kazakhstan and northern China (Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang and Xinjiang).[2][3]

Description[edit]

Allium altaicum produces narrowly egg-shaped bulbs up to 4 cm (1 12 inches) in diameter. Scape is round in cross-section, up to 100 cm (39 inches) tall. Leaves are round, up to 50 cm (20 inches) long. Flowers are pale yellow, up to 20 mm (1316 inch) across. Ovary is egg-shaped; stamens longer than the tepals.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Flora of China v 24 p 192.
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Peter Simon von Pallas. 1773. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des russischen Reichs 2: 737, pl. R.
  5. ^ line drawing, Flora of China Illustrations vol. 24, fig. 213, 5-8

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