Allium pallens

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Allium pallens
Allium pallens Flores 2010-6-24 DehesaBoyaldePuertollano.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. pallens
Binomial name
Allium pallens
L. 1762 not Rchb. 1848.
Synonyms[1]

Allium pallens is a species of wild onion native to the Mediterranean region and Middle East from Portugal and Algeria to Iran.[2][3]

Description

Allium pallens produces a single egg-shaped bulb. Scape is up to 50 cm tall, round in cross-section. Leaves are long, narrow, and fleshy. Flowers are bell-shaped, some nodding while others in the same umbel erect, the tepals white or pale purple with prominent green or purple midveins.[4][5][6][7][8]

Taxonomy

A. paniculatum is placed within section Codonoprasum, subgenus Allium. There is some degree of uncertainty with regards to the relationships of taxa within the section. The Plant List gives A. pallens as an accepted name,[1] but The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families treats it as a subspecies of Allium paniculatum, Allium paniculatum subsp. pallens (L.) K.Richt.[9] Furthermore a number of synonyms listed in The Plant List, such as Allium sternii, are treated as separate species by The World Checklist.

Taxa formerly included[9]

References

  1. ^ a b The Plant List
  2. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Allium pallens
  3. ^ Flora of Israel On-line, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Allium pallens
  4. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1762. Species Plantarum, Edition 2, 1: 427.
  5. ^ Zahariadi, Constantine. 1975. Biologia Gallo-Hellenica; Travaux des Groupes Franco-helleniques et de la Station Keramou 6(1): 53, Allium amblyanthum
  6. ^ Bolòs, Oriol de, Masalles, R.M. & Vigo Bonada, Josep. 1988. Collectanea Botanica (Barcelona) 17(1): 95, Allium paniculatum subsp. stearnii
  7. ^ Pastor Díaz, Julio Enrique, & Valdés Castrillón, Benito. 1983. Revisión del Género Allium (Liliaceae) en la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares 86, Allium stearnii
  8. ^ Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel. 1837. Flora Telluriana 2: 19, Kalabotis pallens
  9. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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