Allium carolinianum

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镰叶韭 lian ye jiu
Лук каролинский
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. carolinianum
Binomial name
Allium carolinianum
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  • Allium aitchisonii Boiss.
  • Allium obtusifolium Klotzsch
  • Allium platyspathum var. falcatum Regel
  • Allium platystylum Regel
  • Allium polyphyllum Kar. & Kir.
  • Allium polyphyllum var. nudicaule Regel
  • Allium thomsonii Baker

Allium carolinianum is a species of onions native to central and southern Asia (Xinjiang, Xizang (Tibet), Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). It grows in sunlit slopes at elevations of 3000–5000 m.[2]

Allium carolinianum produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 25 mm across. Scapes are round in cross-section, up to 60 cm tall. Leaves are narrow, flat, shorter than the scape. Umbel is round, with many white, red or purplish flowers. [2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 188
  3. ^ Redouté, Pierre Joseph. 1804. Les Liliacees...a Paris 2: , pl. 101.
  4. ^ line drawing, Flora of China Illustrations vol. 24, fig. 204, 1-3
  5. ^ Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali (eds). 1980-2005. Flora of Pakistan University of Karachi, Karachi.