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Allium filidens Regel in Acta Horti Petrop. 3,2:174. 1875. Vvedensky in Kom., Fl. URSS. 4:235.1936; Wendelbo in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 76:48.1971.

Allium filidens

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Plants up to 45 cm tall. Bulb ovoid, c. 2 cm broad, coats brownish, reticulate fibrous. Leaves 2-4, shorter than the scape, linear, grooved, 1-3 mm broad, fistular, glabrous to slightly scabrid. Umbels hemispherical, dense flowered. Pedicels unequal, up to 1 cm long. Perigonium campanulate. Tepals lanceolate, c. 4 mm long, acute, each with a green vein. Filaments slightly shorter than the tepals, connate at the base, outer entire; inner tricus¬pidate, the lateral cusps long, filiform. Style included.

Fl.Per.: May.

Type: Mountains of Mogo1-Tau in Turkestan., Sewerzow (LE).

Distribution: Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Grows in gravelly or rocky slopes in the dry foothills.


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