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Allium plurifoliatum Rendle


Description from Flora of China

Bulbs usually clustered, cylindric, thickened at base, 0.3--1 cm in diam.; tunic blackish brown to yellowish brown, fibrous, sometimes subreticulate. Leaves subequaling scape, 2--6(--8) mm wide, abaxially glaucous, margin revolute, apex long acuminate. Scape 15--40 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for ca. 1/2 its length. Spathe 1-valved, persistent or deciduous; beak short. Umbel laxly flowered. Pedicels subequal, 2--4 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth pale red or pale purple to purple; outer segments ovate, boat-shaped, 3.5--4.5(--6.5) × 1.5--2.4(--3.4) mm; inner ones ovate-oblong, 4--5(--7) × 1.5--2.4(--3.4) mm, apex truncate or obtuse. Filaments equal, 1.5--2 × as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; outer ones subulate; inner ones subulate and entire at base or broadened and 1-toothed on each side at base, teeth (1--)2--3 mm, irregularly denticulate at apex. Ovary obovoid, with concave nectaries covered by hoodlike projections at base. Style exserted. Fl. and fr. Jul--Oct.

* Forests, slopes, pastures; 1600--3300 m. SE Anhui, Gansu, NW Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan.


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