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Allium griffithianum Boiss., Diagn. Pl. ser. 2. 4:117. 1859. Vvedensky in Kom., Fl. URSS.4:128.1935; Wendelbo in Rech.f.,F1.Iran.76:37.1971.

Allium griffithianum

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Allium anisopetalum sensu Wendelbo
  • Allium rubellum var. grandiflorum Boiss.

    Plants up to 40 cm tall. Bulb ovoid, outer coats coriaceous, fibrous greyish-black; inner coats membranous; bulblets present, few, large. Leaves 2-3, linear, semicylindrical, fistular, grooved, 1-2 mm broad, glabrous. Umbels hemispherical, dense flowered. Pedicels very unequal, 5-20 mm long. Tepals broadly lanceolate to oval, 6-7 mm long, white to light pink or light purple, acute to obtuse, veins prominent; inner tepals shorter than the outer, distinctly gibbous at the base. Filaments entire, c. 1/3 the length of the tepals, about 2/3 of the filaments united, upper 1/3 free; inner filaments broad, ovate, outer narrower, triangular.

    Fl.Per.: March-April.

    Type: Afghanistan, Griffith 452 (G; isotype, K).

    Distribution: Central Asia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

    A very common species.


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