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Allium weschniakowii Regel


Description from Flora of China

Bulbs clustered, cylindric, 0.3--0.5 cm in diam.; tunic dirty gray, sometimes tinged with brown, membranous, ± entire. Leaves 3 or 4, slender, shorter than scape, 0.5--1 mm wide, semiterete, adaxially channeled. Scape 9--16 cm, slender, terete, finely angled, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1- or 2-valved, persistent. Umbel laxly few flowered. Pedicels subequal, 1.5--2 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth pale red to pinkish lilac; segments with dark violet midvein; outer ones ovate-elliptic, 5--6 × 2--2.5 mm; inner ones oblong-elliptic, 6--7 × 2--2.5 mm. Filaments urceolate, 2/3--3/4 as long as perianth segments, connate for 3/4--4/5 their length, basally adnate to perianth segments; outer ones subulate, free part shorter than that of inner ones; inner ones adnate to perianth segments for nearly 1/2 their length, free part narrowly triangular or shoulder-shaped, sometimes 1-toothed on each side. Ovary ellipsoid to ovoid-globose, without concave nectaries. Style not exserted. Fl. Aug.

Dry slopes, gravelly places. NW Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan].


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