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Allium dichlamydeum Tank Hill

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. Acuminata
Species: Allium dichlamydeum
Name

Allium dichlamydeum Greene, 1888
Synonyms

Allium serratum var. dichlamydeum (Greene) M.E.Jones

Distribution
Native distribution areas:
References

Greene, E.L., Pittonia 1: 166 1888.
USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 (http://plants.usda.gov). Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium dichlamydeum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep 04. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: coastal onion

Allium dichlamydeum is a species of wild onion known by the common name coastal onion. It is endemic to California where it grows on sea cliffs and hills overlooking the ocean, from Santa Barbara County to Mendocino County.[3][4][5]
Description

Allium dichlamydeum grows from a brown or gray bulb 1.0-1.5 cm wide. It has a stout naked green stem surrounded by 3-6 long onion leaves. Atop the thick stem is an inflorescence of 5-30 flowers. Each flower has six oval-shaped dull-pointed tepals in shades of bright magenta to fuchsia and each flower is about a centimeter wide.[4][6][7][8][9]
References

"NatureServe Explorer 2.0".
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
USDA Plants Profile
Flora of North America v 260 p 264, Allium dichlamydeum
BONAP (biota of North America Program) floristic synthesis, Allium dichlamydeum
Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
Calphoto, University of California @ Berkeley, Photo gallery, Allium dichlamydeum
Greene, Edward Lee. 1888. Pittonia 1(11): 166.
Jones, Marcus Eugene. 1902. Contributions to Western Botany 10: 84.

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