Taxon: Allium neapolitanum Cirillo

Genus: Allium
  Subgenus: Amerallium
Family: Amaryllidaceae
  Subfamily: Allioideae
      Tribe: Allieae
Nomen number: 2324
Place of publication: Pl. rar. neapol. 1:13, t. 4. 1788
Name Verified on: 12-Jan-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Jan-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (in Mexico fide Mansf Ency)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; F BritStace)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Cultivated:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico


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  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
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  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
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Check other web resources for Allium neapolitanum Cirillo :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.