Allium Species - Master List:  d - f

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This list of valid Allium species is currently under construction, with names added to the list weekly as research data is entered.  Anticipated completion is September 2001.  An attempt is made to list all valid Allium species, and to offer suggestions regarding taxonomic standing when there are conflicting opinions.  For each species listed, the following is included: author citation, species publication date, synonyms (with their own author citations), height and flower color, general distribution, habitat, major reference citation(s), links to photos (if any), and general notes.  The genus "section" that each species belongs is not always included here due to inconsistencies of opinion assigning the genus subdivisions.  However, this aspect might be added in later. This list should be used in conjunction with other associated lists, including: bibliography, bibliography discussion, synonyms list (alphabetical), and a list of dubious names and misnomers.
How many allium species are there?  Botanical references guess at the number of species, running the gamut from 500 - 1000 species (that's quite a wide range).   Numbering the species in HTML format is too difficult to manage, however when the input of species nears completion, the totals will be listed on this page.

Total number of species: ###    Total number of intraspecific taxa: ###     Total number of taxa: ####





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Reference / Comments / Links
dichlamydeum Greene 1879 serratum var.
   dichlamydeum Jones
10 - 30 cm
deep rose purple Dist:  California
Hab:  Dry heavy soil, rocky places, coastal Mtn ranges, bluffs, woodlands
Ref:   A California Flora
Photo: Portrait (2 photos)
Notes: Flowers May - July.
falcifolium Hooker
1841 falcifolium var. demissum

breweri Watson

falcifolium var. breweri

falcifolium var. brevius
3 - 12 cm deep rose, purple, to maroon red, sometimes white or pale pink. Dist:  Oregon, California
Hab:  Heavy or rocky soil, on serpentine outcrops, 165 - 2335 m
Ref:   A California Flora, The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California.
Photos: Portrait + Galleries
Web photo: white form, good image
Notes: Blooms March - July in the wild. Beautiful dwarf species.
fimbriatum Watson 1879 fimbriatum var.
   aboriginum Jepson
5 - 20 cm rose to purple, darker midveins Dist:  California
Hab:  Dry slopes & flats, often in heavy soil, gravelly volcanic or serpentine clays, desert slopes, 665 - 2665 m
Ref:   A California Flora, The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California.
Notes: Blooms March - May
   var. mohavense
1921 mohavense Tidestrom 10 - 25 cm white to pale pink,
lavender, with pink midveins
Dist:  California
Hab:  Creosote bush scrub, Mohave Desert, 835 - 1335 m
Ref:   A California Flora, The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California.
Notes: Blooms April - May
   var. purdyi
1992 purdyi Eastwood 10 - 30 cm white to pale lavender, darker midveins,
or rose purple
Dist:  California
Hab:  Gravelly serpentine clay, below 335 m
Ref:   A California Flora, The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, Aliso 13(3):423, A revision of the Allium fimbriatum (Alliaceae) complex
Photo: Portrait
Notes: Blooms May
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