Allium hoffmanii

Ownbey ex Traub

Pl. Life 28: 63. 1972.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 273. Mentioned on page 224, 233.

Bulbs usually solitary, not clustered on stout primary rhizomes, ovoid, 1.5–2.5 × 1–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing single bulb, brown or gray, membranous, lacking cellular reticulation or cells arranged in only 2–3 rows distal to roots, ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats white or pink, cells not visible. Leaves usually deciduous with scape, withering from tip at anthesis, 1, basally sheathing, sheath not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat or broadly channeled, ± falcate, 10–22 cm × 4–8 mm, margins entire. Scape usually forming abcission layer and deciduous with leaves after seeds mature, frequently breaking at this level after pressing, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 5–10 cm × 0.5–2 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 10–40-flowered, globose to conic, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 3–4, 3-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers conical to campanulate, 8–10 mm; tepals strictly erect, pink to purplish with prominent greenish midvein, linearlanceolate, ± equal, becoming membranous, withering in fruit, margins entire, apex acuminate; stamens exserted; filaments papillose-glandular proximally; anthers purple; pollen yellow or gray; ovary crested; processes 6, obscure, central, low, rounded, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, obscurely 3-lobed; pedicel 8–15 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells smooth. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Serpentine clay
Elevation: 1100–1800 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Allium hoffmanii"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Ownbey ex Traub +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (22 cm220 mm <br />0.22 m <br />) +
falcate +, channeled +  and flat +
4mm;8mm +
conspicuous +
1.5cm +  and 2.5cm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
not visible +
roughened +  and smooth +
quadrate +
1100–1800 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Serpentine clay +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
pink +  and white +
deciduous +
gray +  and brown +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Jun–Jul. +
gray +  and yellow +
low +  and central +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
deciduous +
5cm +  and 10cm +
0.5mm +  and 2mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium hoffmanii +
species +
pink;purplish +
persisting +
distinct +
petal-like +
membranous +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-40-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +