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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 300–301. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: Summer months.
Type: Type: Probably described from Iran.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Onion is commonly cultivated everywhere. There is a smaller onion-like plant with few flowered umbels which is cultivated in some places. The flower structure is similar to that of Allium cepa. This may represent a variety of Allium cepa.

Allium ascalonicum Linn., the shallot, is also cultivated rarely.


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Bulbs clustered, cylindrical to ovoid or almost rounded; coats papery, white to brownish or reddish. Scape up to 1 m tall, stout, fistular, usually inflated below the middle. Leaves cylindrical, fistular. Umbels spherical, densely flowered. Flowers stellate. Pedicels 3-4 times as long as the tepals. Tepals greenish-white, 4-5 mm long, oblong, obtuse. Filaments exserted, inner 2-toothed at the base.
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