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86. Allium megalobulbon Regel, Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 6: 526. 1880.

大鳞韭 da lin jiu

Bulbs paired or clustered, cylindric, very long, to 10 × 1--1.5 cm; tunic yellowish brown, thinly leathery to papery, splitting; inner layers pinkish white. Leaves subulate to linear, 1--2 mm wide, semiterete to flat, margin scabrous-denticulate. Scape 25--35(--40) cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for ca. 1/4 its length. Spathe thinly leathery; beak small. Umbel globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels subequal, shorter than perianth, bracteolate. Perianth rose pink, becoming whitish when dried; segments with red midvein, lanceolate, 5--6 × 1.5--2 mm, apex acute. Filaments ca. 1/2 as long as perianth segments, base slightly broadened, connate and adnate to perianth segments, free part subulate. Ovary conical-ovoid, with concave nectaries at base. Style short, not exserted. Fl. Jul.

* Stony slopes. W Xinjiang (Borohoro Shan, Tian Shan).


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