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115. Allium eusperma Airy Shaw, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 16: 137. 1931.

真籽薤 zhen zi xie

Bulb solitary, ovoid-globose, 1--2 cm in diam.; tunic yellow-brown to grayish brown, usually tinged with red, membranous to papery, entire or fibrous at apex. Leaves 3/4 as long as to slightly longer than scape, (0.5--)1.5--3 mm wide, semiterete, fistulose, smooth. Scape 20--50 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for ca. 1/2 its length. Spathe 2-valved, persistent. Umbel hemispheric to globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels subequal, 2--3 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate, rarely a few bracteolate. Perianth pink to pale purple-red; segments ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, 4--5 × 1--1.5 mm. Filaments equal, 1.3--1.5 × as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; inner ones slightly longer than outer, base narrowly triangular, sometimes with 1 short tooth on each side. Ovary subglobose, with concave nectaries at base. Style exserted. Fl. and fr. Aug--Sep.

* Forest margins, slopes; 2000--2800 m. W Sichuan (Sêrxü Xian, Xiangcheng Xian), NW Yunnan (Dêqên Xian).


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