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Taxon: Allium ×cornutum Clementi

Genus: Allium
Subgenus: Cepa
Section: Cepa
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Tribe: Allieae
Nomen number: 459348
Place of publication: Atti Riunione Sci. Ital. 3:517. 1841
Link to protologue:
Comment: [= A. cepa × A. pskemense × A. roylei]
Name Verified on: 04-Jun-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Mar-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 45:521. 1998); vegetable (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 45:521. 1998)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Xizang Zizhiqu]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Jammu and Kashmir]

    • Europe

    Northern America
    • Canada

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


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  2. Fredotović, Ž. et al. 2014. Triparental origin of triploid onion, Allium x cornutum (Clementi ex Visiani, 1842), as evidenced by molecular, phylogenetic and cytogenetic analyses B. M. C. Pl. Biol. 14:24. Pages 1-14.
  3. Friesen, N. & M. Klaas 1998. Origin of some minor vegetatively propagated Allium crops studied with RAPD and GISH Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 45:511-523.
  4. Fritsch, R. M. & N. Friesen 2002. Chapter 1. Evolution, domestication and taxonomy (Allium Crop Sci) 5-30.
  5. Govaerts, R. World checklist of selected plant families (on-line resource). (World Checkl Sel Fam)
  6. Gregory, M. et al. Nomenclator alliorum. Allium names and synonyms - a world guide. (Nom Alliorum)
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  8. Mabberley, D. J. 1982. William Roxburgh's "Botanical description of a new species of Swietenia (Mahogany)" and other overlooked binomials in 36 vascular plant families (Taxon) 31:69.

Check other web resources for Allium ×cornutum Clementi :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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.
  • 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=459348. Accessed 21 April 2019.