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Allium grisellum J. M. Xu


Description from Flora of China

Bulbs clustered, narrowly ovoid, 0.7--1 cm in diam.; tunic black-gray, papery, apex fibrous. Leaves subequaling scape, 1--1.5 mm wide, adaxially channeled. Scape 11--20 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1-valved, persistent. Umbel few flowered. Pedicels equal, slightly longer than perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth white, slightly tinged with red; segments with purple midvein, oblong, 5.5--6 × ca. 2 mm, apex with a short, slightly reflexed point. Filaments equal, 2/3--3/4 as long as perianth segments, connate and adnate to perianth segments for ca. 1 mm, base broadly triangular, free part subulate; inner ones 1/2 as wide as outer. Ovary ovoid, without concave nectaries at base, apex slightly constricted. Style not exserted. Fl. Jun.

* Meadows; ca. 300 m. C Xinjiang (Toksun Xian).


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