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Allium fedtschenkoanum Regel in Acta Horti Petrop. 3,2:82. 1875. Wendelbo in Rech.f.,F1.Iran.76:16.1971.

Allium fedtschenkoanum

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Allium semenovii auct. non Regel: Hook.f.

    Bulbs solitary or tufted, cylindrical, 4-6 cm long, outer coats blackish, coriaceous, striate. Scapes 15 to 50 cm tall, 1/4 to 1/2 base covered with leaf sheaths. Leaves 1 to 3, cylindrical, fistular; leaf sheaths broad, margins membranous. Umbels subglobose, 2-3 cm across. Flowers condensed. Pedicels c. 8 mm long. Tepals yellow, 10-12 mm long, oval to elliptic-oblong, acute. Filaments about half the length of the tepals, connate, upper part of the filaments free, inner filaments obtusely toothed. Stigma 3-lobed. Capsule oblong, c. 6 mm long; seeds c. 5 mm long, granulate.

    Type: Turkestan, Sarawschausk valley, Fedtschenko (K, isotype).

    Distribution: Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    A plant of high altitudes, usually above 3000 m. It resembles Allium semenovii Regel in facies but differs in having fistular leaves.


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