Allium anceps

Kellogg

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 109. 1863.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 270. Mentioned on page 232.

Bulbs 1–5, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, ovoid, 1.5–2 × 1.2–2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown to yellowbrown, membranous, ± prominently cellular-reticulate, cells in regular vertical rows, narrowly rectangular, transversely elongate, without fibers; inner coats white, cells obscure, transversely elongate. Leaves usually deciduous with scape, withering from tip at anthesis, 2, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, falcate, 7–26 cm × 4–6 mm, margins entire. Scape usually forming abcission layer and deciduous with leaves after seeds mature, frequently breaking at this level after pressing, solitary, erect, solid, flattened, narrowly winged, 10–15 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, ± compact, 15–35-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 10–13-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acute. Flowers stellate, 8–12 mm; tepals spreading, light pink with diffuse greenish midveins, linearlanceolate, ± equal, papery, withering in fruit, margins entire, apex acute; stamens ± equaling tepals; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crested; processes 6, central, rounded, minute, margins entire; style linear, 0.5 times stamens; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, unlobed; pedicel 15–30 mm. Seed-coats dull; cells smooth. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Heavy, generally barren, clay soils
Elevation: 1200–1600 m

Distribution

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Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium anceps"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Kellogg +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (26 cm260 mm <br />0.26 m <br />) +
falcate +
4mm;6mm +
conspicuous +
1.5cm +  and 2cm +
1 +  and 5 +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
brown;yellowbrown +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +
membranous +
Calif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +  and Oreg. +
1200–1600 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Heavy, generally barren, clay soils +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
deciduous +
gray +  and brown +
elongate +  and rectangular +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Apr–May. +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. +
winged +  and solid +
deciduous +
10cm +  and 15cm +
flattened +
1mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
epipetalous +
1 +  and several +
0.5 times stamens +
Allium anceps +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
petal-like +
equaling +  and equal +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
15-35-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +