Description from Flora of China
Allium deserticola M. Popov.
Bulb usually solitary, rarely paired, narrowly ovoid, 0.7--1 cm in diam.; outer tunic chestnut brown or pale brown, scarious, finely subreticulate; inner layers scarious, yellowish brown. Leaves subulate to narrowly linear, shorter than scape, 0.5--1 mm wide, semiterete, adaxially channeled. Scape 20--60 cm, terete, covered with leaf sheaths for ca. 1/3 its length, smooth. Spathe 2-valved, persistent; beak 2--3 × as long as limb. Umbel laxly few flowered. Pedicels unequal, 2--7 × as long as perianth, bracteolate. Perianth pale red; segments with dark red midvein, equal, oblong-lanceolate, 6--8 × ca. 2 mm, apex acute. Filaments subequal, 2/3--3/4 as long as perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments for 1--1.5 mm; outer ones subulate; inner ones subulate from triangular base. Ovary conical-ovoid, with very small, concave nectaries at base. Style not exserted, 2--3(--4) mm; stigma capitate, small. Fl Jun--Jul.
Dry slopes. W Xinjiang (basin of Ili He) [Kazakhstan (middle part of basin of Ili River)].