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52. Allium caespitosum Sievers ex Bongard & C. A. Meyer, Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 8: 341. 1841.

疏生韭 shu sheng jiu

Bulbs laxly clustered, cylindric, attached to a horizontal, elongate rhizome; tunic grayish brown, membranous, laciniate. Leaves shorter than scape, ca. 1 mm wide, semiterete. Scape 9--20 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1-valved, persistent. Umbel hemispheric. Pedicels 1--1.5 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth white, usually tinged with pink; segments elliptic to ovate, 6--7 × 3--4 mm, apex obtuse; inner ones slightly longer than outer. Filaments subequal, 2/3--3/4 as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; outer ones subulate; inner ones narrowly ovate for ca. 1/2 their length. Ovary subglobose, without concave nectaries at base. Style not exserted. Fl. and fr. Jun--Aug.

Deserts, sandy places. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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