Allium cyathophorum

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杯花韭 bei hua jiu
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. cyathophorum
Binomial name
Allium cyathophorum
Bureau & Franch.

Allium cyathophorum is a Chinese species of onions in the amaryllis family.[1] It grows at elevations of 2700–4600 m.[2]

Allium cyathophorum has thick roots but thin, fibrous bulbs. Scapes are usually 2-angled, up to 15 cm tall. Leaves are flat, narrowly linear, usually shorter than the scapes. Umbels are hemispheric with purple flowers.[2][3]


Two varieties are widely recognized:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b c Flora of China v 24 p 176 杯花韭 bei hua jiu Allium cyathophorum
  3. ^ Bureau, Louis Édouard, & Franchet, Adrien René. 1891. Journal de Botanique (Morot) 5(10): 154–155.
  4. ^ Stearn, William Thomas. 1950. Botanical Magazine 170, pl. 252.
  5. ^ Stearn, William Thomas. 1930. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 64: 342.