Allium sanbornii

Alph. Wood

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20: 171. 1868.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 248.

Bulbs 1–3, not clustered on stout, primary rhizome, ovoid, 1–2.5 (–3) × 1.2–2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, dark reddish-brown, chartaceous, lacking cellular reticulation or cells arranged in 2–3 rows distal to roots, ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats light-brown or white, cells obscurely quadrate. Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 1, basally sheathing, sheath never extending much above soil level; blade solid, terete, 30–45 cm × 2–4 mm. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, ± solid, terete, 18–60 cm × 2–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 18–190-flowered, hemispheric to globose, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 4, 3-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex long-acuminate. Flowers campanulate, 5–9 mm; tepals erect, white to pink with darker midveins, unequal, becoming papery in fruit, margins entire or irregular to erose, apex acute or acuminate to long-acuminate; outer tepals lanceolate to ovate, reflexed at tip; inner 1/4–1/3 longer than outer, ovate to broadly ovate; stamens exserted; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow or white; ovary crested; processes 6, prominent, erect, ± triangular, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, obscurely to distinctly 3-lobed, lobes erect or spreading, ± stout; pedicel 8–22 mm. Seed-coat dull; cells minutely roughened.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Stigma obscurely 3-lobed; tepal apex acute; anthers mostly yellow; flowering late Jun–Aug. Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
1 Stigma distinctly 3-lobed; tepal apex acuminate to long-acuminate; anthers mostly purple; flowering late Jun–Jul. Allium sanbornii var. congdonii

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

... more about "Allium sanbornii"
purple +  and yellow +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Alph. Wood +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br />) +
2mm;4mm +
conspicuous +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1cm +  and 2.5cm +
1 +  and 3 +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
dark reddish-brown +
Lacking (?) +  and 1 (?) +
roughened +  and smooth +
quadrate +
Calif. and Oreg +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
white +  and light-brown +
persistent +
spreading +  and erect +
irregular;erose +
gray +  and brown +
1/4 +  and 1/3 +
crested +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
white +  and yellow +
triangular +
Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
dark reddish-brown +
lacking +  and 1 +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
persistent +
18cm +  and 60cm +
2mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
capitate +  and obscurely distinctly 3-lobed +
Allium sanbornii +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
petal-like +
unequal +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
18-190-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +