Allium parvum

Kellogg

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 3: 54, fig. 13. 1863.

Endemic
Synonyms: Allium modocense Jepson Allium pleianthum var. particolor M. E. Jones Allium tribracteatum var. andersonii S. Watson Allium tribracteatum var. parvum (Kellogg) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 271.

Bulbs 1–5+, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, rhizomes absent, renewal bulbs formed within coats of parent bulb, ovoid to ± globose, 1–2 × 0.7–2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, gray to grayish brown, membranous, lacking cellular reticulation or cells arranged in only 2–3 rows distal to roots, ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats white or pinkish, cells obscure, ± quadrate. Leaves usually deciduous with scape, withering from tip at anthesis, 2, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, ± falcate, 8–15 cm × 2–8 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, flattened, frequently ± winged distally, or, in smaller specimens, ± terete, 3–12 cm × 0.5–2 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 5–30-flowered, hemispheric to conic, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 12–14-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acute to acuminate. Flowers narrowly campanulate, 6–9 mm; tepals erect, ± spreading toward tips, white or tinged with pink, with broad, dark, reddish purple or brown midvein, oblong to elliptic, unequal, outer longer, wider than inner, becoming papery and investing capsule, not carinate in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse to ± acute; stamens included; anthers purple or yellow; pollen yellow; ovary obscurely crested; processes 3, central, low, rounded, margins entire; style linear, ± equaling tepals; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, unlobed or obscurely 3-lobed; pedicel 3–12 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells smooth. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering late Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Rocky, clay slopes and talus
Elevation: 1200–2800 m

Distribution

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Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Utah.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium parvum"
yellow +  and purple +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Kellogg +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
falcate +
2mm;8mm +
conspicuous +
1 +  and 5 +
roughened +  and smooth +
quadrate +
Calif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +, Oreg. +  and Utah. +
1200–2800 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 +
Rocky, clay slopes and talus +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
pinkish +  and white +
deciduous +
brown +, reddish purple +  and dark +
gray +  and brown +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering late Apr–Jun. +
low +  and central +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
gray +  and grayish brown +
lacking +  and 1 +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
winged +  and solid +
deciduous +
3cm +  and 12cm +
terete +  and flattened +
0.5mm +  and 2mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
3-lobed +  and unlobed +
Allium modocense +, Allium pleianthum var. particolor +, Allium tribracteatum var. andersonii +  and Allium tribracteatum var. parvum +
Allium parvum +
species +
tinged with pink;white +
persisting +
distinct +
spreading +  and erect +
oblong +  and elliptic +
unequal +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
5-30-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +