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92. Allium alabasicum Y. Z. Zhao, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Intramongol. 23: 555. 1992.

鄂尔多斯韭 e er duo si jiu

Description from Flora of China

Bulbs clustered, cylindric; tunic brown, fibrous. Leaves conspicuously longer than scape, ca. 0.3 mm wide, semiterete or terete. Scape 3--5 cm, ± terete, usually 2-angled, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1-valved, persistent. Umbel usually 4- or 5-flowered. Pedicels subequal, 1.5--2 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth purple-red; segments ovate-oblong, 3--3.5 × ca. 2 mm, apex obtuse; inner ones slightly longer than outer. Filaments subequaling perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; outer ones subulate; inner ones triangular-ovate for ca. 1/4 their length. Ovary ovoid-globose, with concave nectaries covered by hoodlike projections at base. Style not exserted. Fl. Aug.

* Dry slopes. Nei Mongol (Arbas Shan).


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