Allium abramsii

(Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal

Aliso 13: 417. 1992.

Endemic
Basionym: Allium fimbriatum var. abramsii Ownbey & Aase ex Traub Pl. Life 28: 64. 1972
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 252.

Bulbs 1–3, not clustered on stout, primary rhizome, ovoid to globose, 1–1.5 × 1–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, gray to dark-brown, membranous, lacking cellular reticulation or cells arranged in only 2–3 rows distal to roots, ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats white, cells obscure, quadrate. Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 1, basally sheathing, sheath not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, terete, 12–30 cm × 1–3.5 mm. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 6–15 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 10–45-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2–3, 3–5-veined, lanceolate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate to urceolate, 8–15 mm; tepals erect, rose-purple, linear to lanceolate, unequal, becoming rigid and ± keeled in fruit, apex acute, ± spreading-reflexed at tip, inner tepals slightly shorter and wider than outer, outer margins denticulate on distal 1/4, inner margins denticulate to erose and crisped throughout; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crested; processes 6, prominent, ± triangular, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, 3-lobed, lobes slender, recurved; pedicel 4–12 mm. Seed-coat dull or shining; cells minutely roughened. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Granite sands in open coniferous forest
Elevation: 1400–2000 m

Discussion

Allium abramsii is known only from the central Sierra Nevada.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thicker" is not a number."broad" is not a number.

... more about "Allium abramsii"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
spreading-reflexed +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
(Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Allium fimbriatum var. abramsii +
straight +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1mm;3.5mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 1.5cm +
1 +  and 3 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
roughened +  and smooth +
quadrate +
1400–2000 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Granite sands in open coniferous forest +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
crisped +  and denticulate +
slightly shorter and wider +
persistent +
slender +
gray +  and brown +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering May–Jul. +
triangular +
gray +  and dark-brown +
lacking +  and 1 +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
persistent +
6cm +  and 15cm +
1mm +  and 3mm +
shining +  and dull +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium abramsii +
species +
rose-purple +
persisting +
distinct +
keeled +, linear +  and lanceolate +
unequal +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-45-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +