Allium hypsistum

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
A. hypsistum
Binomial name
Allium hypsistum

Allium hypsistum is a Nepalese species of wild onion in the Amaryllis family.[1][2][3][4]

Allium hypsistum is one of two species referred to as jimbu in Nepal, used in Nepalese cuisine. The other is Allium przewalskianum.[5]


  1. ^ Stearn, William Thomas 1960. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Botany 2: 188
  2. ^ Tropicos, Allium hypsistum Stearn
  3. ^ Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ Nepal, Ram Chandra (2006), Status, Use and Management of Jimbu (Allium spp): A case study from Upper Mustang, Nepal (PDF), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (MSc thesis), retrieved 2012-01-05; abstract Archived 2012-02-18 at the Wayback Machine