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Allium victorialis Linn., Sp.P1. 295. 1753. Boiss., Fl.Or. 5:245.1882; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6:342.1892; Vvedensky in Kom.,F1.URSS.4:141. 1935.

Allium victorialis

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Bulb cylindrical, 4-6 cm long; coat reticulate fibrous. Leaves 3-6, petiolate, broadly lanceolate to oval, 10-20 cm long, 4-6 cm broad, shorter than the scape. Pedicels 1-2 cm long. Tepals white to yellow-white, c. 5 mm long, oblong, acute to obtuse. Filaments longer than the tepals, entire, outer narrower, subulate, inner broader, lanceolate. Style exserted. Seeds almost spherical.

Fl. Per.: June-August.

Type: Described from mountains of central Europe.

Distribution: Europe, Temperate Asia to Japan, N.W. America.

A very distinct species. Found in the northern mountainous regions of our area. The plant is used for food in USSR and is said to have anti-scorbutic properties.


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