Allium canadense var. mobilense

(Regel) Ownbey

Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. 18: 188. 1951.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Allium mobilense Regel Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3: 121. 1875
Synonyms: Allium arenicola Small Allium microscordion Small Allium mutabile Michaux Allium zenobiae Cory
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 236. Mentioned on page 235.

Bulbs sometimes with 1–2 basal bulbels, 1–1.5 × 0.6–1.2 cm; inner coat cells sometimes contorted or with sinuous walls. Leaves 2–5; blade 1–2 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 10–30 (–50) cm. Umbel 15–50-flowered, producing capsules and seeds, bulbils almost unknown; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate. Flowers fragrant, 4–6 (–7) mm; tepals spreading, pink (rarely white), thin; pedicel usually filiform, subequal, 8–22 mm. 2n = 14, 28.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Usually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies
Elevation: 0–300 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Mo., Okla., S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Allium canadense var. mobilense extends on the coastal plain perhaps to the southern border of North Carolina.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
(Regel) Ownbey +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Allium mobilense +
straight +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
not carinate +  and channeled +
1mm;2mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 1.5cm +
1 +  and 4 +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
grayish;brownish +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +
with sinuous walls +  and contorted +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Okla. +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
0–300 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
fragrant +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Usually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
denticulate +  and entire +
open +  and fine-meshed +
gray +  and brown +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
subequal +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Apr–May. +
Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
persistent +
10cm +  and 60cm +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1mm +  and 5mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
3-lobed +, unlobed +  and capitate +
Allium arenicola +, Allium microscordion +, Allium mutabile +  and Allium zenobiae +
Allium canadense var. mobilense +
Allium canadense +
variety +
persisting +
distinct +
lanceolate +  and elliptic +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
15-50-flowered +
persistent +
sinuous +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +