Allium runyonii

Ownbey

Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. 18: 198, fig. 4. 1951.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 241. Mentioned on page 227.

Bulbs 1–3, bearing cluster of short-stalked, basal bulbels, ovoid, 1.2–2 × 1.2–2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brownish, reticulate, cells very coarse-meshed, open, fibrous; inner coats whitish, cells contorted, walls very sinuous. Leaves green at anthesis, persistent, 3–6, basally sheathing; blade solid, flat, channeled, 10–40 cm × 1–4 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, often 2 or more successively produced from single bulb, erect, ± terete, 10–45 cm × 1–4 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, usually 10–25-flowered, hemispheric-globose, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, usually 3, 3–7-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers urceolate, 5–7 mm; tepals erect, white with pinkish midribs, aging to pink, lanceolate, ± equal, becoming callous-keeled and permanently investing capsule, margins entire, apex obtuse or even emarginate to acute; stamens ± equaling tepals; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed or obscurelylobed, pedicel 8–28 mm, elongating in fruit. Seed-coat shining;, cells smooth. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Sandy soils, Rio Grande plains
Elevation: 10–200 m

Distribution

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Tex. Allium runyonii is known only from extreme southern Texas

Discussion

Allium runyonii is known only from extreme southern Texas.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium runyonii"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Emarginate (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Ownbey +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
channeled +
1mm;4mm +
conspicuous +
1.2cm +  and 2cm +
single +, 1 +  and 3 +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
roughened +  and smooth +
Tex. Allium runyonii is known only from extreme southern Texas +
10–200 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Sandy soils, Rio Grande plains +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
open +  and coarse-meshed +
gray +  and brown +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
elongating +
spreading +  and erect +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Mar–Apr. +
Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. +
persistent +
10cm +  and 45cm +
1mm +  and 4mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
epipetalous +
1 +  and several +
obscurelylobed +  and unlobed +
Allium runyonii +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
callous-keeled +  and lanceolate +
equaling +  and equal +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
10-25-flowered +
persistent +
sinuous +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +