Allium jacquemontii

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高原薤 gao yuan xie
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. jacquemontii
Binomial name
Allium jacquemontii

Allium miserabile Wendelbo

Allium jacquemontii is a plant species native to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Xizang (Tibet) and Xinjiang. It grows high in the mountains at elevations of 4000–4500 m.[2][3]

Allium jacquemontii forms solitary egg-shaped bulbs about 10 mm across. Scapes are up to 40 cm tall. Umbel forms a hemisphere of many densely packed red or purple flowers.[2][4][5]


The Latin specific epithet jacquemontii refers to the French botanist and geologist [Victor Jacquemont]] (1844–1912).[6]