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Taxon: Allium ascalonicum L.

Synonym of Allium hierochuntinum Boiss.

Genus: Allium
Subgenus: Allium
Section: Allium
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Tribe: Allieae
Nomen number: 2221
Place of publication: Fl. palaest. 12. 1756
Link to protologue:
  • • an ambiguous name
  • • non Allium ascalonicum auct. (= A. cepa L.)
  • • in the absence of a nomenclature proposal, A. ascalonicum L. must be treated as a synonym of A. hierochuntinumBoiss. even though the epithet ascalonicum has priority (Shenzhen ICN Art. 57.1)
  • • authorship perhaps to be attributed to Strand
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 04-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. Note: = Allium cepa L.
  2. Jarvis, C. 2007. Order out of chaos: Linnean plant names and their types 276. Note: requires nomenclature proposal to preserve current usage
  3. Mathew, B. 1996. A review of Allium sect. Allium 144.
  4. Stearn, W. T. 1960. Allium and Milula in the central and eastern Himalaya. Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 2:181.
  5. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: mentions
  6. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.

Check other web resources for Allium ascalonicum L. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2221. Accessed 14 July 2020.