Allium atrosanguineum

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Allium atrosanguineum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. atrosanguineum
Binomial name
Allium atrosanguineum
  • Allium monadelphum Less. ex Kunth
  • Allium fedschenkoanum Regel
  • Allium kaufmannii Regel

Allium atrosanguineum an Asian species of onion native to China, Siberia, Mongolia, and Central Asia. It grows high in the mountains at elevations of 2400–5400 m.[3][4]

Allium atrosanguineum produces cylindrical bulbs up to 10 mm in diameter. Scapes are round in cross-section, up to 60 cm tall. Leaves are round in cross-section, usually shorter than the scapes. Umbels appear spherical from a distance, with many flowers. Tepals are pink, yellow, copper-colored, brass-colored or purple, sometimes with small dark spots.[3][5]

Three varieties are generally recognized:[2][3]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b The Plant List
  3. ^ a b c Flora of China v 24 p 194
  4. ^ Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali (eds). 1980-2005. Flora of Pakistan University of Karachi, Karachi.
  5. ^ Schrenk, Alexander Gustav von. 1842. Bulletin scientifique, Académie Imperiale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg 10: 355.
  6. ^ a b Zhu, Guang Hua & Turland, Nicholas John. 2000. Two new combinations in Central Asian and Chinese Allium (Alliaceae). Novon 10:181-182.