Allium przewalskianum

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Ladakh onion
青甘韭 qing gan jiu
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. przewalskianum
Binomial name
Allium przewalskianum
  • Allium jacquemontii Regel
  • Allium jacquemontii var. parviflorum (Ledeb.) Aswal
  • Allium junceum Jacquem. ex Baker
  • Allium przewalskianum var. planifolium Regel
  • Allium rubellum var. parviflorum Ledeb.
  • Allium stenophyllum Wall.
  • Allium stoliczkii Regel

Allium przewalskianum is an Asian species of wild onion in the Amaryllis family.[2][3][4]

The species is widely distributed in mountains areas in the Himalayas (India, Nepal, Pakistan) and parts of China (Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Yunnan).[5][6]

Allium przewalskianum has narrow bulbs up to 10 mm across. Scape is up to 40 cm tall, round in cross-section. Leaves are tubular, about the same length as the scape. Umbel is densely crowded with many red or dark purple flowers.[5][7][8][9]

Allium przewalskianum is one of two species referred to as jimbu in Nepal, used in Nepalese cuisine. The other is Allium hypsistum.[10]