Allium kunthii

G. Don

Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6: 82. 1827

Basionyms: Schoenoprasum lineare Kunth
Synonyms: Allium scaposum Bentham
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 257. Mentioned on page 230, 231.
Bulbs 1–4+, rhizomes, if present, secondary, inconspicuous, 2 cm or less including renewal bulb, ± thick, terminated by new bulb, parent bulbs disappearing by anthesis except for still-functional roots and bulb coat, not basally clustered, ovoid, 1–2 × 0.8–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing renewal bulbs or not, grayish or brownish, with or without obscure, delicate, cellular markings, sometimes striate, membranous, cells elongate, in regular vertical rows, without fibers; inner bulb coats whitish or pinkish, cells obscure, ± quadrate or rectangular and vertically elongate. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2–5, basally sheathing, sheaths not extended much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, channeled, 10–21 cm × 1–3 mm, margins and veins sometimes denticulate. Scape persistent, solitary, occasionally 2 or more produced successively from single bulb, erect, solid, terete, 15–30 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 5–20-flowered, conic, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 3–5-veined, lanceolate, apex acuminate. Flowers stellate to campanulate, 4–8 mm; tepals ± spreading, white or pale pink (particularly on midribs), lanceolate, ± equal, becoming papery and withering in fruit, margins entire, apex acute to acuminate; stamens included; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed; pedicel unequal, 10–20 mm. Seed coat dull; cells ± smooth. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry, rocky hills and mountains, usually in limestone soils
Elevation: 700–3000 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico.

Discussion

Allium longifolium (Kunth) Sprengel (1825), based on Schoenoprasum longifolium Kunth (1816), may be the same as A. kunthii; the type material is inadequate for definite determination.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Allium kunthii"
AuthorDale W. McNeal Jr. + and T. D. Jacobsen +
AuthorityG. Don +
BasionymsSchoenoprasum lineare +
DistributionAriz. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. + and Mexico. +
Elevation700–3000 m +
HabitatDry, rocky hills and mountains, usually in limestone soils +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering Jul–Sep. +
Publication titleMem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. +
Publication year1827 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 470.xml +
SynonymsAllium scaposum +
Taxon familyLiliaceae +
Taxon nameAllium kunthii +
Taxon parentAllium +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +