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49. Allium teretifolium Regel, Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 5: 629. 1878.

西疆韭 xi jiang jiu

Allium grimmii Regel.

Bulbs usually clustered, narrowly ovoid, ca. 1 cm in diam.; tunic yellowish brown, subreticulate to reticulate. Leaves 3 or 4, shorter than to equaling scape, 0.5--1 mm wide, nearly semiterete, adaxially channeled, smooth. Scape 10--50 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for 1/4--1/2 its length. Spathe 2-valved. Umbel nearly hemispheric. Pedicels unequal, 1.5--2 × as long as perianth, bracteolate. Perianth pale purple to pale red; segments subequal, 6--7(--9) × 2--2.5(--3) mm. Filaments equal, 2/3--5/6 as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments for ca. 1/5 their length; inner ones broadly triangular at base, ca. 3 × as wide as outer and gradually attenuate distally. Ovary narrowly ovoid, with small, concave nectaries at base. Style not exserted. Fl. and fr. Jul--Aug.

Dry and gravelly slopes. Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan].


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