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35. Allium humile Kunth, Enum. Pl. 4: 443. 1843.

雪韭 xue jiu

Description from Flora of China

Allium gowanianum Wallich ex Baker; A. nivale Jacquemont ex J. D. Hooker & Thomson.

Bulb solitary, cylindric; tunic brown, reticulate or subreticulate. Leaves 4--7, linear, 4--5 mm wide, flat, solid, fleshy, apex obtuse. Scape 5--15 cm, slightly compressed, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Umbel hemispheric, many flowered. Pedicels subequal, 1.5--2 × as long as perianth. Perianth broadly exposed, white; segments with yellowish green midvein, lanceolate, 7--8(--10) × ca. 2 mm. Filaments equal, ca. 1/2 as long as perianth segments. Ovary obconical-globose. Style short; stigma slightly 3-cleft. Fl. Jun.

Slopes at high elevations; 4000--4500m. NW Xizang, NW Yunnan [India, Pakistan].


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