Allium victorialis

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 295. 1753.

Synonyms: Allium victorialis subsp. platyphyllum Hultén
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 234. Mentioned on page 224, 225, 226.

Bulbs 1–several, attached to ± oblique rhizome, cylindric-conic, 5–6 × 1–2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, light-brown to grayish brown, reticulate, cells fine-meshed, open, ± fibrous; inner coat white to light-brown, not appearing cellular, 10–18-veined, veins prominent, parallel. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2–3, sheathing proximal 1/3–1/2 scape; blade solid, flat, narrowly lanceolate to broadly elliptic, 10–20 cm × 15–90 mm, base evidently petiolate, margins entire; petiole 1–20 cm. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, terete distally, 2-edged proximally, 30–70 cm × 2–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 20–35-flowered, hemispheric, bulbels unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 1–2, 3–6-veined, lanceolate to ovate, ± equal, apex obtuse, nearly beakless. Flowers stellate, 4–5 mm; tepals spreading, white or greenish white, outer lanceolate, inner narrowly ovate, ± equal, reflexed in age, withering in fruit, margins entire, apex acute or obtuse; stamens exserted; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crestless; style exserted, linear, equaling stamens or longer; stigma capitate, scarcely thickened; pedicel 10–30 mm. Seed-coat not known.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky areas
Elevation: 0–30 m

Discussion

Allium victorialis is found in North America only on Attu Island, where it is reported to be native, and on Unalaska Island, where it is reported to be introduced from Attu Island. Within this species, various subspecies and varieties have been described, but, as circumscribed, they are not clearly distinct. The North American plants have been known as subsp. platyphyllum, but until the variation within this widespread species can be worked out along natural lines, recognition of infraspecific taxa seems pointless.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Allium victorialis"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Linnaeus +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
straight +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
narrowly lanceolate +  and broadly elliptic +
15mm;90mm +
conspicuous +
5cm +  and 6cm +
1 +  and several +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
light-brown;grayish brown +
roughened +  and smooth +
Alaska +  and e Asia +
0–30 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Rocky areas +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
white +  and light-brown +
persistent +
open +  and fine-meshed +
gray +  and brown +
crested;3-lobed +
many;several +
spreading +  and erect +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
membranous +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
persistent +
30cm +  and 70cm +
2mm +  and 3mm +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
obovoid +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
capitate +  and more or less 3-lobed +
Allium victorialis subsp. platyphyllum +
Allium victorialis +
species +
greenish white;white +
persisting +
distinct +
petal-like +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
20-35-flowered +
persistent +
10-18-veined +  and cellular +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +