Allium phariense

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针叶韭 zhen ye jiu
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. aciphyllum
Binomial name
Allium aciphyllum

Allium phariense is an Asian species of wild onion native to mountainous areas of Bhutan, Sichuan, and Tibet. It grows at elevations of 4400–5200 m.[1][2][3]

Allium phariense has 1-3 egg-shaped bulbs up to 10 15 mm in diameter. Scape is up to 15 cm long, usually nodding toward the tip. Leaves are about the same length as the scape. Umbel is a spherical cluster of many white flowers crowded together.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 189 针叶韭 zhen ye jiu Allium phariense
  2. ^ Noltie, H.J. (1994). Flora of Bhutan 3(1): 1-456. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Rendle, Alfred Barton. 1906. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 44(2): 42 description in Latin with short summary and commentary in English