Allium textile

A. Nelson & J. F. Macbride
Bot. Gaz. 56: 470. 1913.
Basionym: Allium reticulatum Fraser ex G. Don 1827
Synonyms: Allium aridum Rydberg Allium reticulatum var. playanum M. E. Jones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 243. Mentioned on page 227, 239.

Bulbs 1–3+, not rhizomatous, without basal bulbels, ovoid, 1.2–2.5 × 1–2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, gray or brown, reticulate, cells fine-meshed, open, fibrous; inner coats whitish, cells vertically elongate and regular or obscure. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2, sheathing; blade solid, ± straight, channeled, semiterete, 10–40 cm × 1–3(–5) mm, margins entire or denticulate. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, ± terete, 5–30(–40) cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact to ± loose, 15–30-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 3, usually 1-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers urceolate to campanulate, 5–7 mm; tepals erect, white or rarely pink, with red or reddish brown midribs; outer whorl broadly ovate to lanceolate, unequal, becoming callous-keeled and permanently investing capsule, margins often obscurely toothed apically, apex obtuse to acuminate; inner whorl narrower, margins entire, apex distinctly spreading; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary ± conspicuously crested; processes 6, central, distinct or connate in pairs across septa, ± erect, rounded, to 1 mm, margins entire, becoming variously developed or obsolete in fruit; style linear, equaling filaments; stigma capitate, unlobed or obscurely lobed; pedicel 5–20 mm. Seed coat shining; cells ± smooth, without central papillae. 2n = 14, 28.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Dry plains and hills
Elevation: 300–2400 m


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Alta., Man., Sask., Colo., Idaho, Iowa, Kans., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


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Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
A. Nelson & J. F. Macbride +
Allium reticulatum +
Alta. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
300–2400 m +
Dry plains and hills +
Flowering May–Jun. +
W2 +, Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Allium aridum +  and Allium reticulatum var. playanum +
Allium textile +
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