Plants, Fine Art Prints

- Art Gallery -

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
Species: Allium diabolense

Allium diabolense (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal

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.

Vernacular names

Allium diabolense, common name serpentine onion or devil's onion is a species of wild onion endemic to central California, where it is known from the Coast Ranges and the Transverse Ranges. It grows on serpentine soils at elevations from 500 to 1500 m, from Kern and Ventura Counties north to Stanislaus and Santa Clara Counties.[1][2]

"Allium diabolense" grows from a reddish-brown bulb just over a centimeter long. It produces a stem up to 20 centimeters tall and one leaf which is longer than the stem. The inflorescence contains up to 50 dark veined pink-tinted white flowers. Anthers and pollen are yellow.[1][3][4][5]

Flora of North America v 26 p 255, "Allium diabolense"
BONAP (Biota of North America Program) floristic synthesis, "Allium diabolense"
Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
McNeal, Dale W. 1992. A revision of the Allium fimbriatum (Alliaceae) complex. Aliso 13(3): 411-426.
Traub, Hamilton Paul. 1972. Plant Life 28: 64.

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World