Allium crispum

Greene

Pittonia 1: 166. 1888.

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Allium peninsulare var. crispum (Greene) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 264.

Bulbs 1–3, increase bulbs absent or ± equaling parent bulbs, never appearing as basal cluster, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, ovoid to globose, 0.9–1.5 × 0.9–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown or gray, prominently cellular-reticulate, membranous, cells arranged in ± vertical rows, forming distinct herringbone pattern, transversely elongate, V-shaped, without fibers; inner coats white, cells obscure, forming distinct herringbone pattern or ± quadrate, transversely elongate, V-shaped. Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 2–3, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, subterete or ± channeled, straight to arcuate, 13–30 cm × 1–3 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 15–35 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 10–40-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 4–6-veined, lanceovate to ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate, 8–13 mm; tepals erect, rose-purple, lanceovate to broadly ovate, unequal, outer longer and wider than inner, becoming rigid and keeled in fruit, margins of outer tepal entire, inner denticulate and distinctly crisped, apex acuminate, recurved-spreading at tips; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crested; processes 3, central, 2-lobed, minute, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, 3-lobed; pedicel 10–35 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells minutely roughened. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering late Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Clay soils, including serpentine
Elevation: 100–800 m

Discussion

Allium crispum is known only from the inner south Coast Ranges.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium crispum"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
recurved-spreading +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Greene +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight to arcuate +
13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
channeled +  and subterete +
1mm;3mm +
conspicuous +
0.9cm +  and 1.5cm +
1 +  and 3 +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
herringbone +
gray;brown +
distinct +
roughened +  and smooth +
v--shaped +, elongate +  and quadrate +
membranous +
100–800 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Clay soils, including serpentine +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
crisped +  and denticulate +
persistent +
gray +  and brown +
v--shaped +  and elongate +
longer and wider +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering late Mar–Jun. +
persistent +
15cm +  and 35cm +
1mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium peninsulare var. crispum +
Allium crispum +
species +
rose-purple +
persisting +
distinct +
lanceovate +  and broadly ovate +
unequal +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-40-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +