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117. Allium sabulosum Steven ex Bunge in Goebel, Reise Steppen Russl. 2: 311. 1838.

沙地薤 sha di xie

Description from Flora of China

Bulb solitary, cylindric ovoid to ovoid, 1.5--2 cm in diam., with pale brown, sometimes yellowish brown, irregularly tuberculate-pitted bulbels; tunic grayish to pale brown, leathery, with parallel veins, usually splitting along veins. Leaves shorter than scape, 1--2 mm wide, semiterete, fistulose, adaxially channeled, smooth, rarely scabrous-denticulate. Scape 20--60 cm, stout, fistulose, covered with leaf sheaths for ca. 1/4 its length. Spathe quickly deciduous; beak long. Umbel hemispheric to globose, densely many flowered. Pedicels 3--5 × as long as perianth, bracteolate. Perianth greenish; segments with green midvein in fruit, elliptic, equal, ca. 3 mm; outer ones boat-shaped; inner ones retuse at apex. Filaments subulate, equal, slightly longer than perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments. Ovary globose, with very small nectaries. Style exserted. Fl. and fr. May--Jun. 2 n = 16.

Sandy places. W Xinjiang (Huocheng Xian) [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan].


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