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104. Allium oliganthum Karelin & Kirilov, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 14: 856. 1841.

少花葱 shao hua cong

Description from Flora of China

Allium stenophyllum Schrenk.

Bulbs clustered, ovoid, ca. 1 cm in diam.; tunic light brown or violet-brown, membranous to scarious, ± splitting into fibers. Leaves 1 or 2, shorter than scape, 1--2 mm wide, semiterete, adaxially channeled. Scape 8--15(--35) cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for 1/3--1/2 its length. Spathe persistent; beak short. Umbel hemispheric to globose, many flowered. Pedicels subequal, 2--3 × as long as perianth, ebracteolate. Perianth pink; segments with darker midvein, oblong, 5--6 × 1--1.5 mm, apex acute. Filaments subequal, slightly shorter than perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments. Style slightly exserted. Fl. and fr. Jun--Jul.

Saline meadows, lake shores, along rivers; near sea level to 2000 m. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia].


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