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Allium cepa var. proliferum Regel


Description from Flora of China

Cepa prolifera Moench, Methodus, 244. 1794; Allium proliferum (Moench) Schrader ex Willdenow.

Bulb solitary, ovoid to oblong-ovoid. Scape developed. Umbel with many bulblets and few flowers, bulblets leafing on umbel. Perianth white; segments with pale red midvein.

The Chinese name ºì´Ð (hong cong) was given to this variety in FRPS. However, this name was also used for Eleutherine plicata Herbert in the Iridaceae.

Cultivated as a vegetable. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan [widely cultivated elsewhere].


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