Allium neapolitanum

Cirillo

Pl. Rar. Neapol. 1: 13. 1788.

Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 257. Mentioned on page 224, 230.

Bulbs 1–10+, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, rhizomes absent, bulbs absent or ± equaling parent bulbs, never appearing as basal cluster, subglobose, 1–2 × 1–2 cm; outer coats enclosing renewal bulbs, brown, cellular-reticulate, membranous, reticulum delicate, cells ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats white, cells obscure, ± rectangular, vertically elongate. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2–3, sheathing proximal 1/5–1/4 scape; blade solid, flat, not falcate, carinate, 15–50 cm × 5–20 mm, margins entire to denticulate. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, ± triquetrous, 2-edged or slightly winged proximally, terete distally, 20–60 cm × 2–7 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 10–25-flowered, ± hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bract persistent, 1, 8–9-veined, ovate, ± equal, equaling pedicel, apex acute. Flowers ± erect, saucer-shaped, 7–12 mm; tepals spreading, white, broadly elliptic, ± equal, becoming membranous and connivent over capsule, margins entire, apex obtuse; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, ± equaling stamens; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, unlobed; pedicel 15–35 mm. Seed-coat not known.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., s Europe

Discussion

Allium neapolitanum is a garden escape, introduced from southern Europe.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium neapolitanum"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Cirillo +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
carinate +  and not falcate +
5mm;20mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 2cm +
1 +  and 10 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +, rectangular +  and quadrate +
Calif. +  and s Europe +
0–100 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Disturbed sites +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
entire +  and denticulate +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Mar–Apr. +
Pl. Rar. Neapol. +
winged +, 2-edged +  and solid +
persistent +
20cm +  and 60cm +
terete +  and triquetrous +
2mm +  and 7mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
W2 +  and Introduced +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium neapolitanum +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
petal-like +
membranous +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-25-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +