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Allium tubiflorum Rendle


Description from Flora of China

Caloscordum tubiflorum (Rendle) Traub.

Plants without onionlike or garliclike odor. Bulb solitary, ovoid-globose to subglobose, 1--2 cm in diam.; tunic grayish black, membranous, entire. Leaves equaling to longer than scape, 1--3 mm wide, terete to subterete, fistulose, scabrous-denticulate along angles. Scape 15--30(--40) cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1-valved, persistent. Umbel few flowered. Pedicels unequal, 0.8--4(--7) cm, bracteolate. Perianth stellately spreading, red to purple; segments ovate-oblong, 5--7(--8) × 1.5--2(--2.4) mm, connate at base into a ca. 2 mm tube, apex obtuse or acute; inner ones equaling or slightly longer than outer. Filaments subulate, ca. 1/2 as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments for ca. 2 mm. Ovary conical, without concave nectaries at base; ovules (3 or)4(--6) per locule. Stigma 3-cleft. Fl. and fr. Jul--Oct. 2 n = 16*, 32*.

* Shrubby areas, slopes, rock crevices; near sea level to 2000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, NE Sichuan.


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