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Taxon: Allium sphaerocephalon L.

 
Genus: Allium
Subgenus: Allium
Section: Allium
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Tribe: Allieae
Nomen number: 2383
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:297. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 16-Jan-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Jan-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 14 (8 active, 11 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Rev sect Allium 47. 1996)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt (n.), Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Russian Federation, [Kalmykia, Saratov, Volgograd] Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s.)] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  7. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  8. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  9. Godeau, M. et al. 1996. Allium sphaerocephalon f. prostratum Cor., Fig., God. Valeur taxonomique Acta Bot. Gallica 143:107.
  10. Gregory, M. et al. Nomenclator alliorum. Allium names and synonyms - a world guide. (Nom Alliorum)
  11. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  12. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  13. Keller, E. R. J. et al. 1996. Interspecific crosses of onion with distant Allium species and characterization of the presumed hybrids by means of flow cytometry, karyotype analysis and genomic in situ hybridization Theor. Appl. Genet. 92:417-424.
  14. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  16. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  17. Mathew, B. A review of Allium sect. Allium. 1996 (Rev sect Allium) 119,120.
  18. Meikle, R. D. Flora of Cyprus. (F Cyprus)
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  20. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region. 2006- (F LowVolga) 1:341-342.
  21. Stearn, W. T. 1944. Notes on the genus Allium in the Old World (Herbertia) 11:11-34.
  22. Still, S. M. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4. 1994 (Man HerbPl)
  23. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  24. Valdés, B. et al., eds. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. 2002 (L NMaroc)
  25. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Allium sphaerocephalon L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2383. Accessed 18 November 2018.