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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. Amerallium
Sectio: A. sect. Lophioprason
Subsectio: A. subsect. Bolanderiana
Species: Allium bolanderi
Varietas: A. b. var. bolanderi – A. b. var. mirabile
Name

Allium bolanderi S.Watson, 1879.
References

Flora of North America 2008. 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2010 June 14 [1].
Govaerts, R. & al. 2006. World Checklist of selected plant families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. 2010 June 14 [2]
Watson, S. 1879. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14: 229.

Allium bolanderi is a species of wild onion known by the common name Bolander's onion. It is native to northern California and southwestern Oregon, where it grows in the rocky soils of the Klamath Mountains and surrounding regions.[2][3][4]

Allium bolanderi grows from an oval-shaped bulb up to 2 cm (3⁄4 in) long with associated rhizomes. The stem reaches about 35 cm (14 in) in maximum height and there are two or three long, cylindrical leaves about the same length as the stem. The inflorescence contains 10 to 20 reddish-purple, or occasionally white, flowers, each with very finely toothed tepals.[5][6][7]

Two varieties are recognized:[1][5]

Allium bolanderi var. bolanderi
Allium bolanderi var. mirabile (L.F.Hend.) McNeal[8]

References

The Plant List
Jepson Manual Treatment
USDA Plants Profile
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Flora of North America v 26 p 259 Allium bolanderi
Watson, Sereno. 1879. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14: 229.
Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. California Flora 1–1681. University of California Press, Berkeley.
McNeal, Dale W. 1992. Phytologia 73(4): 307.

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