Allium praecox

Brandegee

Zoë 5: 228. 1906.

Synonyms: Allium hyalinum var. praecox (Brandegee) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 263. Mentioned on page 224, 231.

Bulbs 1–3, increase bulbs absent or ± equaling parent bulbs, never appearing as basal cluster, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, ovoid to globose, 1–1.8 × 1–1.7 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, V-shaped, without fibers; inner coats white, cells obscure, ± transversely elongate, contorted. Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 2–3, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, broadly channeled, carinate, 20–75 cm × 5–10 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 20–60 cm × 2–4 mm. Umbel shattering after seeds mature, each flower deciduous with its pedicel as a unit, erect, loose, 5–40-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 5–7-veined, lanceolate to lanceovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers stellate, 6–13 mm; tepals spreading at anthesis, white to pale-pink with purple midveins, lanceovate to ovate, ± equal, becoming papery and connivent over capsule, margins entire, apex acute, obtuse, or emarginate; stamens included; anthers purple and yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crested; processes 3, central, 2-lobed, minute, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened, unlobed; pedicel 15–40 mm. Seed-coat shining; cells minutely roughened. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Clay soil on shaded, grassy slopes near coast
Elevation: 50–800 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Allium praecox"
purple and yellow +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Brandegee +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (75 cm750 mm <br />0.75 m <br />) +
carinate +  and channeled +
5mm;10mm +
conspicuous +
1cm +  and 1.8cm +
1 +  and 3 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
gray-brown;brown +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +
membranous +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
50–800 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
5-40-flowered +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Clay soil on shaded, grassy slopes near coast +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
white +  and pale-pink +
lanceovate +  and ovate +
gray +  and brown +
v--shaped +  and elongate +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Mar–May. +
persistent +
20cm +  and 60cm +
2mm +  and 4mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
Allium hyalinum var. praecox +
Allium praecox +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
emarginate +  and obtuse +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +