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Allium siphonanthum J. M. Xu


Description from Flora of China

Bulb solitary or clustered, cylindric, 1--1.5 cm in diam.; tunic yellowish brown, subreticulate. Leaves subequaling scape, 1.5--3 mm wide. Scape 18--60 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 2-valved, persistent. Umbel globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels subequal, shorter than perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth purple red; segments obovate-oblong, 5.5--7.8 × 1.8--3 mm, basally united into a tube 1.5--2 mm, apex obtuse, sometimes retuse; inner ones slightly longer than outer, apex obtuse, irregularly denticulate. Filaments equal, ca. 1.5 × as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments for 1.5--2 mm; outer ones subulate; inner ones 3.2--4.5 mm wide at base, entire or 1-toothed on each side. Ovary obovoid-globose, without concave nectaries at base. Style much longer than ovary, exserted. Fl. and fr. Sep--Oct.

* Slopes; ca. 2800 m. NW Yunnan.


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