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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
Species: Allium macropetalum
Name

Allium macropetalum Rydb.
Synonyms

Heterotypic
Allium deserticola (M.E.Jones) Wooton & Standl.
Allium reticulatum var. deserticola M.E.Jones

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern USA
Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico; Texas; Utah
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Northwest;

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

Rydberg, P.A., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 31: 401 1904.
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.

Links

International Plant Names Index. 2017. Allium macropetalum. Published online. Accessed: Sep. 10 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Allium macropetalum in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep. 10.
Tropicos.org 2017. Allium macropetalum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Sep. 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium macropetalum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep 10. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Allium macropetalum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Vernacular names
English: Large-flower onion

Allium macropetalum, the desert onion, is a species of wild onion native to the desert regions of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It is known from desert plains and hills in Sonora, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas,[3] at elevations up to 2500 m.[4][5]

Allium macropetalum forms egg-shaped bulbs up to 2.5 cm long. Flowers are bell-shaped, pink to purple, up to 12 mm across, with yellow or purple anthers.[4][6][7][8][9][10][11]
References

"Allium macropetalum Rydb". www.theplantlist.org.
"Tropicos". www.tropicos.org.
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". wcsp.science.kew.org.
"Allium macropetalum in Flora of North America @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org.
"BONAP (Biota of North America Project) 2013 county distribution map Allium macropetalum".
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.
Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert. 2 vols. Stanford University Press, Stanford.[ISBN missing][page needed]
"Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club". Torrey Botanical Club. October 14, 1904.
"Contributions from the United States National Herbarium". Smithsonian Institution Press. October 14, 1912.
Jones, Marcus E. (October 14, 1902). "Contributions to western botany. no. 1-18".

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