Allium kunthii

G. Don

Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6: 82. 1827.

Basionym: Schoenoprasum lineare Kunth
Synonyms: Allium scaposum Bentham
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 257. Mentioned on page 230, 231.

Bulbs 1–4+, rhizomes, if present, secondary, inconspicuous, 2 cm or less including renewal bulb, ± thick, terminated by new bulb, parent bulbs disappearing by anthesis except for still-functional roots and bulb coat, not basally clustered, ovoid, 1–2 × 0.8–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing renewal bulbs or not, grayish or brownish, with or without obscure, delicate, cellular markings, sometimes striate, membranous, cells elongate, in regular vertical rows, without fibers; inner bulb coats whitish or pinkish, cells obscure, ± quadrate or rectangular and vertically elongate. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2–5, basally sheathing, sheaths not extended much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, channeled, 10–21 cm × 1–3 mm, margins and veins sometimes denticulate. Scape persistent, solitary, occasionally 2 or more produced successively from single bulb, erect, solid, terete, 15–30 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 5–20-flowered, conic, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 3–5-veined, lanceolate, apex acuminate. Flowers stellate to campanulate, 4–8 mm; tepals ± spreading, white or pale-pink (particularly on midribs), lanceolate, ± equal, becoming papery and withering in fruit, margins entire, apex acute to acuminate; stamens included; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed; pedicel unequal, 10–20 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells ± smooth. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry, rocky hills and mountains, usually in limestone soils
Elevation: 700–3000 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico

Discussion

Allium longifolium (Kunth) Sprengel (1825), based on Schoenoprasum longifolium Kunth (1816), may be the same as A. kunthii; the type material is inadequate for definite determination.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Allium kunthii"
purple +  and yellow +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
G. Don +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Schoenoprasum lineare +
straight +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (21 cm210 mm <br />0.21 m <br />) +
channeled +
1mm;3mm +
conspicuous +
pinkish +  and whitish +
single +, 1 +  and 4 +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +, rectangular +  and quadrate +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +  and Mexico +
700–3000 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Dry, rocky hills and mountains, usually in limestone soils +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
denticulate +
brownish +  and not grayish +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
spreading +  and erect +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. +
inconspicuous +
persistent +
15cm +  and 30cm +
1mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
not extended +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium scaposum +
Allium kunthii +
species +
pale-pink;white +
persisting +
distinct +
lanceolate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
5-20-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +