Allium tanguticum

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唐古薤 tang gu xie
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. tanguticum
Binomial name
Allium tanguticum

Allium tanguticum is a Chinese species of wild onion native to Gansu, Qinghai and Tibet. It grows at elevations of about 2000–3500 m.[1][2]

Allium tanguticum produces one round to egg-shaped bulb up to 15 mm across. Scape is up to 50 cm tall, round in cross-section. Leaves are flat, shorter than the scape, up to 4 mm wide. Umbel is hemispheric, with many purple flowers crowded together.[1][3][4][5]