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119. Allium glomeratum Prokhanov, Izv. Glavn. Bot. Sada SSSR. 29: 560. 1930.

头花薤 tou hua xie

Bulb solitary, ovoid-globose, 0.8--1.5(--2) cm in diam.; tunic gray to grayish yellow, membranous to papery, subentire to slightly fibrous. Leaves 2 or 3, narrowly linear, shorter than scape, 0.5--1.5 mm wide, adaxially channeled, scabrous-denticulate along angles. Scape 6--30 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for ca. 1/3 its length. Spathe 2-valved, persistent; beak short. Umbel hemispheric to globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels subequal, equaling to slightly longer than perianth, bracteolate. Perianth pale purple; segments ovate-lanceolate, 4--6 × 1.5--2 mm, apex acute; inner ones slightly narrower than outer. Filaments equal, slightly shorter than to subequaling perianth segments, connate and adnate to perianth segments, base narrowly triangular, free part subulate. Ovary globose, without concave nectaries at base. Style exserted. Fl. and fr. Jul--Aug.

Slopes, valleys; 1500--3000 m. Xinjiang (Kunlun Shan, Tian Shan) [Kyrgyzstan].


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