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Allium schoenoprasoides Regel


Description from Flora of China

Bulb solitary, broadly ovoid to subglobose, 0.8--1.5 cm in diam.; tunic purple-black to black, membranous, entire. Leaves 2 or 3, shorter than scape, 1--3 mm wide, semiterete, sometimes fistulose, adaxially channeled. Scape 10--15(--20) cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for 1/3--1/2 its length. Spathe deciduous. Umbel globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels subequal, shorter than to subequaling perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth purple-red; segments oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 4.5--8 × 2--3 mm, apex obtuse or attenuate. Filaments equal, 1/3--1/2 as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments for ca. 1 mm; outer ones subulate; inner ones with basal 2/3--3/4 broadened, ovate-oblong, with 1 small tooth on each side. Ovary ovoid-globose, without concave nectaries at base. Style not exserted. Fl. and fr. Jul--Aug. 2 n = 16.

Slopes, pastures; 2700--3000 m. Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan].


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