Allium cuthbertii

Small

Fl. S.E. U.S., 264, 1328. 1903.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 241. Mentioned on page 227.

Bulbs usually solitary, without basal bulbels, ovoid, 1–1.8 × 1–1.2 cm; outer coats enclosing single bulb, grayish, reticulate, cells fine-meshed, open, fibrous; inner coats whitish, cells vertically elongate, regular. Leaves persistent, withering by anthesis, 2, sheathing; blade solid, flat, linear, 12–35 cm × 3–6 mm, margins entire or denticulate. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, terete or ± 3–4-angled, 20–40 cm × 1–3.5 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 10–25-flowered, hemispheric-globose, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2–3, 5–7-veined, lanceolate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers ± stellate, 7–9 mm; tepals spreading to reflexed, white to pinkish or purple, lanceolate, ± equal, remaining thin and becoming strongly reflexed in fruit, margins entire, apex acute; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary conspicuously crested; processes 6, central, irregularly contorted; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed or obscurely 3-lobed; pedicel 14–45 mm. Seed-coat shining; cells each with obscure, central papilla. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering May–early Jun.
Habitat: On granitic “flat-rocks” of Piedmont and in sand on coastal plains
Elevation: 0–300 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Allium cuthbertii"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (35 cm350 mm <br />0.35 m <br />) +
falcate +, flat +, channeled +, terete +  and linear +
3mm;6mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 1.8cm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
regular +, open +  and fine-meshed +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
0–300 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
On granitic “flat-rocks” of Piedmont and in sand on coastal plains +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
denticulate +  and entire +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering May–early Jun. +
Fl. S.E. U.S., +
persistent +
20cm +  and 40cm +
3-4-angled +  and terete +
1mm +  and 3.5mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
3-lobed +, unlobed +  and capitate +
Allium cuthbertii +
species +
white;pinkish or purple +
persisting +
distinct +
spreading +  and reflexed +
lanceolate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-25-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +