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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. Acuminata
Species: Allium hyalinum

Allium hyalinum Curran

Allium hyalinum var. hickmanii Jeps.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern USA

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

Curran, M.K., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 155 1885.
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.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Allium hyalinum. Published online. Accessed: Sep-05 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium hyalinum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sep 05. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: glassy onion
Allium hyalinum is a Californian species of wild onion known by the common name glassy onion.[3][2]

It is endemic to California, where it is a common species of the Sierra Nevada foothills, from 50–1,500 metres (160–4,920 ft) in elevation, from Kern County to Butte County. There are additional populations in the Coast Ranges of Lake, Alameda, Santa Clara, Merced, and San Benito Counties.[1]

Allium hyalinum, the glassy onion, grows from a cluster of bulbs, with each bulb sending up a tall stem.[4]

Atop each stem is an inflorescence of up to 25, but usually fewer, white or pink-tinted white flowers. The flowers have six shiny tepals which become transparent as they age.[4]

formerly included[2]

Allium hyalinum var. praecox (Brandegee) Jeps., now called Allium praecox Brandegee

Curran, Mary Katharine. 1885. Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1: 155
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Calflora Database: Allium hyalinum (glassy onion)
Jepson Manual Treatment of Allium hyalinum

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