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Allium lemmonii (Lemmon's onion) (5725148968)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium lemmonii

Allium lemmonii S.Watson

Allium anceps var. lemmonii (S.Watson) Jeps.
Allium incisum A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr. [Illegitimate]
Allium scissum A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern USA
California; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Utah

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

Watson, S., Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA 14:234. 1879


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Allium lemmonii in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 22. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Allium lemmonii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Allium lemmonii. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 22 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Allium lemmonii in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 22.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Allium lemmonii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: Lemmon's onion

Allium lemmonii is a species of wild onion known by the common name Lemmon's onion, named for botanist John Gill Lemmon (1831–1908).[3] It is native to the western United States, at elevations of 1200–1900 m in the Great Basin of Utah, Nevada, northern and eastern California, eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho.[4][5][6]

Lemmon's onion grows from a bulb one and a half to two centimeters wide and has a short, flattened stem up to 20 cm tall, which is thin along the edges. Atop the stem is an inflorescence of 10 to 40 bell-shaped flowers, which may be white to pink. The stamens may be purple or yellow; pollen is yellow. The ovary has a distinctive ridged mound shape in which all of the ovary parts appear melded together. This is a common plant in its native range. It favors dry clay soils.[4][7][8][9]

The Plant List
Watson, Sereno. 1879. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14: 234.
USDA Plants Profile
Flora of North America v 26 p 270, Allium lemmonii
BONAP (Biota of North America Program) floristic synthesis, Allium lemmonii
Jepson Manual Treatment
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Cronquist, A.J., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren & Reveal. 1977. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. 6: 1–584. In A.J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermountain Flora. Hafner Pub. Co., New York.

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