Allium validum

S. Watson

Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 350. 1871.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 245. Mentioned on page 225, 228.

Bulbs 2–20+, clustered on thick, irislike rhizome, elongate, 2–5 × 1–2.5 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brownish, membranous, minutely striate, cells in regular vertical rows, elongate, not fibrous-reticulate, fibers persistent, parallel, few, coarse; inner coats reddish purple or whitish, minutely striate, cells in regular vertical rows, elongate. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 3–6, sheathing basally, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, 20–70 (–80) cm × 4–15 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, flattened and narrowly winged distally, 30–70 cm × 2–7 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 15–30-flowered, hemispheric, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 3–5-veined, broadly ovate, ± equal, apex acute. Flowers ± campanulate, 8–10 mm; tepals erect to ± spreading, pink, narrowly lanceolate, ± equal, withering in fruit, margins entire, apex acuminate, midribs scarcely thickened; stamens exerted; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style exserted, linear, longer than stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed; pedicel 10–15 mm, elongating and becoming stout in fruit. Seed-coat dull; cells smooth or minutely roughened. 2n = 28, 56.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Swampy meadows in mountains
Elevation: 1500–2900 m

Distribution

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B.C., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

Allium validum is a Cascade-Sierran species extending east to northeastern Nevada, eastern Oregon, and western Idaho.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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purple +  and yellow +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Acuminate (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
S. Watson +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
straight +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br />) +
falcate +, flat +, channeled +, terete +  and linear +
4mm;15mm +
conspicuous +
2cm +  and 5cm +
2 +  and 20 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
roughened +  and smooth +
elongate +
membranous +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
1500–2900 m +
persistent +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Swampy meadows in mountains +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
whitish +  and reddish purple +
persistent +
gray +  and brown +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
elongating +
spreading +  and erect +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
Botany (Fortieth Parallel), +
winged +  and solid +
persistent +
30cm +  and 70cm +
flattened +
2mm +  and 7mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
epipetalous +
1 +  and several +
Allium validum +
species +
persisting +
distinct +
erect +  and more or less spreading +
lanceolate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
15-30-flowered +
persistent +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +