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98b. Allium cepa var. proliferum (Moench) Regel, Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 3(2): 93. 1875.

楼子葱 lou zi cong

Cepa prolifera Moench, Methodus, 244. 1794; Allium proliferum (Moench) Schrader ex Willdenow.

Bulb solitary, ovoid to oblong-ovoid. Scape developed. Umbel with many bulblets and few flowers, bulblets leafing on umbel. Perianth white; segments with pale red midvein.

Cultivated as a vegetable. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan [widely cultivated elsewhere].

The Chinese name ºì´Ð (hong cong) was given to this variety in FRPS. However, this name was also used for Eleutherine plicata Herbert in the Iridaceae.


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