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Allium songpanicum J. M. Xu


Description from Flora of China

Bulb solitary or clustered, ovoid to narrowly so, 0.5--1.5 cm in diam.; tunic dirty brown, papery, apex fibrous. Leaves narrowly linear, slightly longer than scape, 1.5--3 mm wide. Scape 12--20 cm, slender, terete, finely angled, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 2-valved, persistent. Umbel few flowered. Pedicels unequal, 3--5 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth purple-red; segments subequal; outer ones ovate-oblong, 4--4.5 × 1.9--2.5 mm; inner ones ovate to broadly so, 4--4.5 × 2.3--2.9 mm. Filaments equal, ca. 2 × as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; outer ones subulate; inner ones broadened at base, 1-toothed on each side, teeth 2.2--2.5 mm, irregularly denticulate at apex. Ovary obovoid, with concave nectaries covered by hoodlike projections at base. Style exserted. Fl. and fr. Oct--Nov.

* Forest, scrub; 1600--1700 m. N Sichuan (Nanping Xian, Songpan Xian).


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