Allium brandegeei

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 380. 1882.

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Allium diehlii (M. E. Jones) M. E. Jones Allium minimum M. E. Jones Allium tribracteatum var. diehlii M. E. Jones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 266. Mentioned on page 265.

Bulbs 1–5, not clustered on stout, primary rhizome, ovoid to globose, 0.7–1.5 × 0.6–1.4 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown to grayish brown, membranous, usually distinctly cellular-reticulate, cells isodiametric or ± narrowly hexagonal, transversely elongate, without fibers; inner coats red to purple or white, cells obscure, quadrate to ± transversely elongate. Leaves usually persistent, green at anthesis, 2, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat or channeled, ± falcate, 8–27 cm × 1–3 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 3–10 (–20) cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 8–25-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 7–10-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate, 5–8 mm; tepals erect, white with prominent green to purplish midvein, lanceolate to elliptic, ± equal, becoming involute at tip and rigid in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse to acuminate; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow or white; ovary crestless or obscurely crested; processes 3, low, rounded, central, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, unlobed; pedicel 5–15 mm. Seed-coat shining; cells smooth. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering late Apr–Jul.
Habitat: Sandy, rocky soil
Elevation: 1200–3300 m

Distribution

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Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Allium brandegeei"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Obtuse (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
S. Watson +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (27 cm270 mm <br />0.27 m <br />) +
falcate +, channeled +  and flat +
1mm;3mm +
conspicuous +
0.7cm +  and 1.5cm +
1 +  and 5 +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
brown;grayish brown +
roughened +  and smooth +
quadrate +  and more or less transversely elongate +
membranous +
Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
1200–3300 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Sandy, rocky soil +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
red +  and purple or white +
persistent +
green +  and purplish +
gray +  and brown +
elongate +, hexagonal +  and isodiametric +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering late Apr–Jul. +
white +  and yellow +
central +  and low +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
persistent +
3cm +  and 10cm +
1mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium diehlii +, Allium minimum +  and Allium tribracteatum var. diehlii +
Allium brandegeei +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
lanceolate +  and elliptic +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
8-25-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +