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116. Allium maowenense J. M. Xu in J. M. Xu et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 32: 356. 1994.

茂汶薤 mao wen xie

Description from Flora of China

Bulb solitary or clustered, ovoid to narrowly so, 1--2 cm in diam.; tunic pale brown, thinly leathery, apex subfibrous. Leaves shorter than scape, 2--5 mm wide, semiterete, fistulose, adaxially channeled, smooth. Scape 16--30(--60) cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths only at base. Spathe 1-valved, deciduous. Umbel globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels equal, ca. 2 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth white; segments with greenish or pale red midvein; outer ones narrowly ovate, boat-shaped, 3--5 × 1.5--2 mm; inner ones ovate, 4--5.5 × 2--3 mm. Filaments subulate, equal, ca. 2 × as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments. Ovary green, subglobose, with concave nectaries covered by short, hoodlike projections at base. Style exserted; stigma punctiform. Fl. and fr. Sep--Nov. 2 n = 16*.

* Dry slopes; 1100--1500 m. NC Sichuan (Mao Xian, Wenchuan Xian).


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