Allium hyalinum

Curran

Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 155. 1885.

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 263. Mentioned on page 231, 262.

Bulbs generally 2–20+, increase bulbs absent or ± equaling parent bulbs, never appearing as basal cluster, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, ovoid to ± globose, 0.5–1.2 × 0.5–1.2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, gray-brown to brown, prominently cellular-reticulate, membranous, cells arranged in ± vertical rows, forming irregular herringbone pattern, transversely elongate, ± wavy, V-shaped, without fibers; inner coats yellow or white, cells obscure, arranged in vertical rows, forming a herringbone pattern or contorted, 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, not carinate, 7–40 cm × 1–3 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 15–45 cm × 2–4 mm. Umbel shattering after seeds mature, each flower deciduous with its pedicel as a unit, erect, loose, 5–25-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 3–5-veined, lanceolate to lanceovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers stellate, 6–10 mm; tepals spreading at anthesis, white to pink, lanceovate to broadly ovate, ± equal, becoming hyaline and connivent over capsule, margins entire, apex obtuse to rounded; stamens included; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, unlobed; pedicel 10–35 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells minutely roughened. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Heavy, clay soils on shaded slopes
Elevation: 50–1500 m

Discussion

Allium hyalinum is known from the Sierra Nevada foothills and inner south Coast Range.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium hyalinum"
purple +  and yellow +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
hyaline +, white +  and pink +
Obtuse (?) +  and Rounded (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Curran +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
not carinate +, channeled +  and subterete +
1mm;3mm +
conspicuous +
0.5cm +  and 1.2cm +
2 +  and 20 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
hyaline;white;pink +
obtuse +  and rounded +
gray-brown;brown +
roughened +  and smooth +
v--shaped +
membranous +
50–1500 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
5-25-flowered +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Heavy, clay soils on shaded slopes +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
white +  and yellow +
persistent +
hyaline +, white +  and pink +
obtuse +  and rounded +
gray +  and brown +
v--shaped +, wavy +  and elongate +
crested;3-lobed +
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 Mar–May. +
Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. +
persistent +
15cm +  and 45cm +
2mm +  and 4mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium hyalinum +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
petal-like +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +