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Allium karataviense

Allium karataviense , 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. Melanocrommyum
Sectio: A. sect. Miniprason
Species: Allium karataviense

Allium karataviense Regel, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3(2): 243. 1875.

Allium cabulicum Baker, Bot. Mag. 119: t. 7294. 1893.
Allium karataviense subsp. henrikii Rukšāns, Buried Treasures: 362. 2007.
Allium karataviense var. granitovii Priszter, Acta Bot. Acad. Sci. Hung. 21: 379. 1975 publ. 1976.
Allium singulifolium Rech.f., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 47: 51. 1939.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Middle Asia
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan.
Regional: Western Asia

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

Regel, E.A. von 1875. Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3(2): 243.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Allium karataviense. Published online. Accessed: Jan 16 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium karataviense in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep 05. Reference page.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Blauzungen-Lauch
polski: Czosnek karatawski
svenska: Boll-lök

Allium karataviense is an Asian species of onion in the Amaryllis family.[7][8] It is commonly known as Turkistan onion or ornamental onion.[9]

It is a native to central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan)[4] (and cultivated elsewhere as an ornamental plant[10][11]). It has been selected for the Great Plant Picks list of outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest.[12] The Latin specific epithet karataviense means of the Karatau mountains in Kazakhstan, in reference to the plant's native range.[13]

Allium karataviense is an herbaceous, bulb-forming species. It produces a basal rosette of wide, arching leaves.[14] Basal leaves are broad-elliptic, spreading, gray-green, and appear in pairs. Flowers are lilac to pink in color and have a mild fragrance.[13]

Rukšans, Janis. 2007. Buried Treasures: Finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs. Timber Press.
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code), article 30 see §30.6
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code), article 39 see §39.1
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Allium karataviense en PlantList
Allium karataviense en Trópicos
Eduard August von Regel. 1875. Trudy Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaniceskago Sada. Acta Horti Petropolitani 3(2): 243
RHS Plant Finder 2009–2010, Dorling Kindersley, London, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4053-4176-9
"Allium karataviense (Ornamental Onion, Turkistan Onion) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox". Retrieved 2022-01-07.
Brickell, Christopher (Editor-in-chief),The Royal Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Dorling Kindersley, London, 1996, ISBN 0-7513-0303-8
Hessayon, D. G. The Bulb Expert. Transworld Publishers Ltd. Londres, 1999
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Rosella Rossi. 1990. Guía de Bulbos. Grijalbo. Barcelona

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