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Allium kingdonii Stearn


Description from Flora of China

Bulb usually solitary, cylindric, ca. 0.6 cm in diam.; tunic dull yellowish red, thinly leathery, laciniate. Leaves linear, shorter than scape, 1.5--4 mm wide, apex obtuse. Scape 10--30 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 2-valved, persistent or deciduous. Umbel few flowered. Pedicels unequal, shorter to slightly longer than perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth purple-red; segments narrowly oblong, 13--18 × 3--4.2 mm, apex obtuse; inner ones slightly longer and narrower than outer. Filaments subulate, equal, ca. 1/2 as long as perianth segments, connate at base for ca. 1 mm; outer ones adnate to perianth segments for ca. 1 mm; inner ones adnate for ca. 2 mm. Ovary globose, without concave nectaries at base. Style longer than ovary; stigma slightly 3-cleft. Fl. and fr. Jun--Aug.

* Scrub, moist places; 4500--5000 m. SE Xizang.


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