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Allium angulosum

Allium angulosum, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Subgenus: A. subg. Rhizirideum
Sectio: A. sect. Rhizirideum
Species: Allium angulosum

Allium angulosum L. (1753).

Allium acutangulum Schrad.
Allium acutangulum var. fallax Döll
Allium acutangulum var. senescens Nyman
Allium angulare Pall.
Allium angulatum Pall.
Allium angulosum Krock., nom. illeg.
Allium angulosum var. calcareum Wallr.
Allium angulosum var. danubiale (Spreng.) Trevir.
Allium angulosum subsp. latifolium (Regel) K.Richt.
Allium angulosum var. latifolium Regel
Allium angulosum var. majus Trevir.
Allium angulosum var. petraeum Gaudin, not validly publ.
Allium angulosum var. pratense Wallr.
Allium angulosum var. tunicatum Gaudin
Allium calcareum Wallr.
Allium danubiale Spreng.
Allium flavescens var. stramineum Nyman
Allium inodorum Willd., nom. illeg.
Allium laxum G.Don
Allium lusitanicum Redouté, sensu auct.
Allium microcephalum Willd. ex Kunth, not validly publ.
Allium odorum Kar. & Kir., nom. illeg.
Allium reticulatum Wallr., nom. illeg.
Allium senescens Suter, sensu auct.
Allium stramineum Schur, nom. illeg.
Allium triquetrum Schrad. ex Schult. & Schult.f., not validly publ.
Allium uliginosum Kanitz, nom. illeg.
Cepa angulosa (L.) Bernh.
Maligia fastigiata Raf.
Xylorhiza angulosa (L.) Salisb., not validly publ.


Allium angulosum All., nom. illeg. = Allium denudatum Redouté
Allium angulosum DC., nom. illeg. = Allium lusitanicum Lam.
Allium angulosum Lour., nom. illeg. = Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng.
Allium angulosum Pursh, nom. illeg. = Allium textile A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Austria; Baltic States; Belarus; Bulgaria; Central European Russia; Czechoslovakia; East European Russia; France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Kazakhstan; North European Russia; Northwest European Russia; Poland; Romania; South European Russia; Switzerland; Ukraine; Yugoslavia
Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Siberia
Altay, Krasnoyarsk, West Siberia.

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

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 300. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Allium angulosum 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.
Hassler, M. 2018. Allium angulosum. 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 angulosum. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 20 2018. 2018. Allium angulosum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Jul. 2018.

Vernacular names
čeština: česnek hranatý
Deutsch: Kanten-Lauch, Kantiger Lauch, Kantenlauch
English: chives, wild chives, mouse garlic
suomi: Särmälaukka
hornjoserbsce: Hraničkaty kobołk
magyar: Gyíkhagyma
lietuvių: Kampuotasis česnakas
polski: Czosnek kątowaty, Czosnek kątowy
русский: Лук угловатый
slovenčina: cesnak hranatý
svenska: Rysslök

Allium angulosum, the mouse garlic, is a species of garlic native to a wide region of central Europe and northern Asia, from France and Italy to Siberia and Kazakhstan.[3][4]

Allium angulosum is a perennial herb up to 50 cm tall. Bulbs are narrow and elongated, about 5 mm in diameter. The plant produces a hemispherical umbel of small pink flowers on long pedicels.[4][5]

Allium angulosum is cultivated as an ornamental and also as an herb for kitchen gardens. Bulbs and leaves are edible cooked or in salads. There are, however, some reports of being toxic in large quantities.[6]

1809 illustration from Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 29-30 plate 1149 ( Author John Sims (1749–1831)
The Plant List
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Altervista Flora Italiana, Schede di Botanica, Allium angulosum
Linnaeus, Carl. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 300.
Plants for a Future, Allium angulosum, mouse garlic

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