Allium Species - Master List:   s - u

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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.

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Pub. Date







Reference / Comments / Links
scabriscapum Boiss.
1854   15 - 50 cm
(70 cm)
bright yellow with green midvein Dist:  Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Itan. Central Asia.
Hab:  Eroded shaley hillsides, 1850 - 1900 m.
Ref:   Flora of Turkey
Notes: sect. Rhizirideum, cultivated, flowers June.
szovitsii Regel 1875 strictum var. anodon Boiss.

pseudostrictum Albov
15 - 40 cm rose, lilac, or nearly white, purple midvein Dist:  Turkey, Caucasus, Iraq, Iran.
Hab:  Alpine meadows, limestone outcrops, 2000-3215 m.
Ref:   Flora of Turkey, Flora of the USSR.
Notes: sect. Rhizirideum, cultivated, flowers July.
siskiyouense Ownbey 1972 watsoni (of other authors, not Howell) 3 - 7 cm rose with darker midveins or white to pale rose or pink, aging rose-red to red-violet Dist:  California, Oregon
Hab:  Rocky slopes, talus slopes, moderate elevations, 2000 m.
Ref:   A California Flora
Photo: Portrait (2 photos)
Notes: Blooms June - July in the wild. Attractive dwarf species.
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