Selected Bibliography of Allium References

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Alliums are native to most of the northern hemisphere, distributed throughout a great number of countries and regions around the world.  A single, comprehensive, modern treatment of the genus doesn't yet exist, thus it becomes necessary to research important botanical floras, such as the two shown on the left, with which to gain an understanding of the genus Allium.   Listed below is a selected bibliography of pertinent references.  Internet URL-based references are also listed, but please be aware that these are subject to the vagaries of internet address changes and may not be active.  Personal commentary has been added to some of the listed references.



Hanelt, P., Hammer, K., Knupffer, H. (eds.), 1992. The Genus Allium - Taxonomic Problems and Genetic Resources, Proceedings of an International Symposium held at Gatersleben, Germany, June 11 - 13, 1991, Institute of Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany, pp. 1-359.
Hanelt, Peter, 1990. Key to the Alliums of China, from Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae, translated and annotated by Peter Hanelt, Herbertia 46(2): 140-164.
Kollman, Fania, 1984. Allium treatment in Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, (ed. Davis, P.H.), Vol. 8: 67-212.
Kollman, Fania, & Schmida, A., 1977. Allium Species of Mt. Hermon, Israel Journal of Botany, Vol.26, No. 3, pp 128-159
Mathew, Brian, 1996. A Review of Allium section Allium, pp. 1-176.
Vvedensky, A.I., 1935. Allium, in Flora of the U.S.S.R., Vol. 4: 87-216
Vvedensky, A.I., 1971. Allium, in Conspectus Florae Asiae Mediae, Vol. 2.
Wendelbo, P., 1969. New Subgenera, Sections, and Species of Allium, Botaniska Notiser, Vol 122, pp. 26-37.
Wendelbo, P., 1971. Alliaceae, in Rechinger, K.H. (ed.), Flora Iranica, No. 76: 2-100.
de Wilde-Duyfjes, B.E.E., 1976. A Revision of the Genus Allium (Liliaceae) in Africa, pp. 1-237.
Wu, Zheng-yi & Peter H. Raven (eds). In Press. Flora of China. Vol. 24 (Flagellariaceae-Marantaceae). Science Press & Missouri Botanical Garden, 2000, Family: Liliaceae, Genus: Allium, by Xu, Jie-Mei, & Kamelin, Rudolf V., available on-line and in PDF format for download at the link above, pp. 1-39.
On-line Flora of China (FOC) - homepage.
Xu, Jie-Mei, 1980. Allium, in Wang Fa-tauan et Tang Tsin (eds.), Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae (Flora of China), Vol. 14: 170-272.



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