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Allium aciphyllum J. M. Xu


Description from Flora of China

Bulbs clustered, cylindric, thickened at base, 0.8--1 cm in diam.; tunic dark brown, reticulate. Leaves subequaling scape, ca. 1 mm wide, adaxially channeled. Scape 15--25 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1-valved, persistent. Umbel few flowered. Pedicels subequal, ca. 2 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth pale red; outer segments ovate, ca. 3.5 × 1.8 mm; inner ones oblong, ca. 4 × 2 mm. Filaments equal, ca. 1.25 × as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; outer ones subulate; inner ones broadened at base for ca. 1 mm, 1-toothed on each side. Ovary obovoid-globose, with concave nectaries covered by hoodlike projections at base. Style exserted. Fl. Aug--Oct.

* Slopes; 2000--2100 m. N Sichuan (Jinchuan Xian).


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