Allium drummondii

Regel

Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3: 112. 1875.

Illustrated
Synonyms: Allium helleri Small Allium nuttallii S. Watson Allium reticulatum var. nuttallii (S. Watson) M. E. Jones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 239. Mentioned on page 226.

Bulbs 1–5, without basal bulbels, ovoid, 1–1.8 × 0.7–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown, reticulate, cells fine-meshed, mostly closed in proximal 1/2 of bulb, fibrous; inner coats whitish or brownish, cells intricately contorted, walls usually not sinuous. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2–5, sheathing; blade solid, flat, channeled, 10–30 cm × 1–3 (–5) mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, terete, 10–30 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact to ± loose, usually 10–25-flowered, hemispheric-globose, rarely replaced by bulbils; spathe bracts persistent, 2–3, 1-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate to ± stellate, 6–9 mm; tepals spreading, white, pink, or red, rarely greenish yellow, ovate to lanceolate, ± equal, becoming papery and rigid in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse or acute, midribs somewhat thickened; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen light yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed or obscurely lobed; pedicel 5–20 mm. Seed-coat shining; cells each usually with minute, central papilla. 2n = 14, 28.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Plains, hills, and prairies, particularly in limestone soils
Elevation: 0–1600 m

Distribution

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Ark., Kans., Nebr., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Mexico

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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

... more about "Allium drummondii"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Acute (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
straight +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
channeled +
1mm;3mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 1.8cm +
1 +  and 5 +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
roughened +  and smooth +
Ark. +, Kans. +, Nebr. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. +  and Mexico +
0–1600 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Plains, hills, and prairies, particularly in limestone soils +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
brownish +  and whitish +
persistent +
gray +  and brown +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Mar–Jun. +
light yellow +
Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada +
persistent +
10cm +  and 30cm +
1mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
Illustrated +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
lobed +, unlobed +  and capitate +
Allium helleri +, Allium nuttallii +  and Allium reticulatum var. nuttallii +
Allium drummondii +
species +
greenish yellow;red;pink;red;pink;white +
persisting +
distinct +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
rigid +  and papery +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-25-flowered +, compact +  and more or less loose +
persistent +
sinuous +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +