Allium diabolense

(Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal

Aliso 13: 425. 1992.

Endemic
Basionym: Allium fimbriatum var. diabolense Ownbey & Aase ex Traub Pl. Life 28: 64. 1972
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 255.

Bulbs 1–3, not clustered on stout, primary rhizomes, ovoid to ± globose, 1–1.6 × 0.9–1.6 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, reddish-brown, membranous, lacking cellular reticulation or cells arranged in 2–3 rows proximal to roots, ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats pale-brown to white, cells obscure, quadrate. Leaves persistent, withering from apex by anthesis, 1, basally sheathing, sheath not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, terete, 10–30 (–40) cm × 1–3 mm. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 7–20 (–30) cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact to ± loose, 10–50-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2–3, 8–10-veined, lanceolate, ± equal, apex acuminate to long-acuminate. Flowers campanulate, 6–10 mm; tepals erect, white or tinged pink with dark red midveins, lanceolate to ovate, ± equal, becoming papery in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse to acute or apiculate, not conspicuously recurved at tip; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crested; processes 6, prominent, ± triangular, margins erose to ± laciniate; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, 3-lobed, lobes slender, recurved; pedicel 7–20 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells minutely roughened. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering mid Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Serpentine clay soils
Elevation: 500–1500 m

Discussion

Allium diabolense is known only from the southern Coast Ranges and western Transverse Ranges.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium diabolense"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
(Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Allium fimbriatum var. diabolense +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
straight +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1mm;3mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 1.6cm +
1 +  and 3 +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
reddish-brown +
Lacking (?) +  and 1 (?) +
roughened +  and smooth +
quadrate +
membranous +
500–1500 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Serpentine clay soils +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
pale-brown +  and white +
persistent +
slender +
laciniate +
gray +  and brown +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering mid Apr–Jun. +
triangular +
lacking +  and 1 +
proximal +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
persistent +
7cm +  and 20cm +
1mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium diabolense +
species +
tinged pink;white +
persisting +
distinct +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-50-flowered +, compact +  and more or less loose +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +