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Allium porrum Linn., Sp.Pl. 294. 1753. Vvedensky in Kom., Fl.URSS. 4:254.1935.

  • Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum (L). Regel

    Plants c. 1 m tall. Bulb ovoid, 3-4 cm broad, scaly. Scape arising from the centre of the bulb. Leaves 6-12, linear, 1-2 cm broad, flat, keeled. Umbels globose, many flowered. Spathe long beaked. Tepals lanceolate, 4-5 mm long, white to light pink, each with a green vein, outer surface scabrid. Outer stamens as long as the tepals; filaments entire, linear; inner stamens longer than the tepals, filaments broader, tricuspidate, lateral cusps long, thread-like. Style included.

    Type: Described from Europe.

    Leek is cultivated as an annual in vegetable gardens in Guli Bagh, Swat and elsewhere; it has been found growing along field borders.


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