Allium subtilissimum

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蜜囊韭 mi nang jiu
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species:
A. subtilissimum
Binomial name
Allium subtilissimum

Allium subtilissimum is an Asian species of wild onion native to Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Altay Krai, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia.[1][2][3][4]

Allium subtilissimum creates a cluster of narrow bulbs each rarely more than 10 mm across. Scape is short for the genus, up to only 20 cm in height. Leaves are tubular, shorter than the scape, only about 500 μm wide. Umbels only a few flowers, these red or purple.[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 191 蜜囊韭 mi nang jiu Allium subtilissimum
  3. ^ Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1958). Flora Kazakhstana 2: 1-290. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  4. ^ Malyschev L.I. & Peschkova , G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 4: 1-238. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  5. ^ Ledebour, Carl (Karl) Friedrich von. 1830. Flora Altaica 2: 22.