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Allium abramsii (Abrams' allium) (32729116760)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium abramsii

Allium abramsii (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal, 1992

Allium fimbriatum var. abramsii Ownbey & Aase ex Traub

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional:Southwestern USA

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

McNeal, D.W., Aliso 12: 417 1992.
USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.


Hassler, M. 2018. Allium abramsii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Allium abramsii. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 20 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Allium abramsii in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 20. 2018. Allium abramsii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Jul. 2018.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Allium abramsii in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 20. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Abrams' onion

Allium abramsii is a species of wild onion known by the common name Abrams' onion.


Allium abramsii grows from one or more bulbs each just over a centimeter wide attached to a thick rhizome. It reaches a maximum height of about 15 centimeters with usually one curving cylindrical leaf that may be up to a foot long.[2] The inflorescence contains up to 40 pink or purplish flowers with lance-shaped tepals and yellow anthers. [3][4][5][6]

The epithet abramsii commemorates LeRoy Abrams.[7]
Distribution and habitat

Allium abramsii is endemic to the central Sierra Nevada in California, where it grows in the coniferous forest understory in granite sand soils. It is found in Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties at elevations of 1400–2000 m.[3]

"NatureServe Explorer". Retrieved 2021-05-07.
"Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". Retrieved 2021-05-07.
Flora of North America-Allium abramsii
photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, isotype of Allium abramsii, collected in Fresno County
Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
McNeal, D. W. 1992. A revision of the Allium fimbriatum (Alliaceae) complex. Aliso 13(3):411–426.
Eggli, U.; Newton, L.E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 1. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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