Allium atropurpureum

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Allium atropurpureum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. atropurpureum
Binomial name
Allium atropurpureum
Waldst. & Kit.
Synonyms[1]

Allium nigrum var. atropurpureum (Waldst. & Kit.) Vis.

Allium atropurpureum is a plant species native to Hungary, the Balkans, and Turkey.[1] It is widely grown as an ornamental for its rich, deep purple flowers. [2][3]

Allium atropurpureum produces a spherical to egg-shaped bulb. Scape is up to 100 cm tall. Leaves are broadly linear, up to 7 mm across, tapering at the tip. Umbel is hemispherical, with many dark purple flowers. Ovary is very dark purple, almost black.[4][5]

formerly included

The name Allium atropurpureum var. hirtulum Regel was coined in 1875,[6] referring to a Central Asian plant now known as Allium stipitatum Regel.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Visiani, Roberto de. 1842. Flora Dalmatica 1: 136.
  3. ^ Bailey, L.H. & E.Z. Bailey. 1976. Hortus Third i–xiv, 1–1290. MacMillan, New York.
  4. ^ Waldstein, Franz de Paula Adam von & Pál Kitaibel. 1800. Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae 1: 16.
  5. ^ Őzhatay, Neriman Fatma & Ilker Genç 2013. Allium cyrilli complex (sect. Melanocrommyum ) in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Botany 37:39.45.
  6. ^ Regel, Eduard August von 1875. Trudy Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaničeskago Sada 3(2): 248 in German