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Allium barszczewskii Lipsky in Acta Horti Petrop. 18.114. 1900. Vvedensky in Kom., Fl. URSS. 4:158.1935; Wendelbo in Rech.f.,Fl.Iran. 76.12.1971.

Allium barszczewskii

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Plants 30-45 cm tall. Bulbs ovoid to cylindrical, 3-5 cm long, attached to an oblique rhizome; outer coats reticulately fibrous. Scape c. 30 cm tall, the lower part covered by leaf sheaths; sheaths glabrous or papillate. Leaves 4, narrowly linear, c. 1 mm broad, not fistular. Spathe persistent, acuminate. Umbels hemispherical, 1-2 cm across. Pedicels 0.5 to 1 cm long. Tepals pink, each with a dark vein, lanceolate, 7-10 mm long, acuminate. Filaments 1/2 to 2/3 the length of the tepals, connate at the base, entire, inner filaments broader, triangular. Capsule oblong, 2-3 mm long. Stigma capitate.

Fl. Per.: July.

Type: Described from Central Asia.

Distribution: Central USSR, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It has only been collected from Chitral in Pakistan.


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