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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.
Accessions: 14 (8 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boulos, L. 1999-. Flora of Egypt
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  7. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  8. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications. Note: lists as "sphaerocephalum"
  9. Godeau, M. et al. 1996. Allium sphaerocephalon f. prostratum Cor., Fig., God. Valeur taxonomique. Acta Bot. Gallica 143:107. Note: on Allium sphaerocephalon f. prostratum
  10. Gregory, M. et al. 1998. Nomenclator alliorum. Allium names and synonyms - a world guide.
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  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. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  16. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  17. Mathew, B. 1996. A review of Allium sect. Allium 119,120.
  18. Meikle, R. D. 1977-1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  20. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region 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. 1994. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4
  23. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  24. Valdés, B. et al., eds. 2002. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification
  25. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2383. Accessed 16 July 2019.