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Allium monticola (San Bernardino Mountain onion) (5724597067)

Classification System: APG IV

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

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

Allium monticola Davidson

Allium monticola subsp. keckii (Munz) Traub & Ownbey
Allium monticola var. keckii (Munz) Ownbey & Aase
Allium parishii var. keckii Munz
Allium peirsonii 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

Davidson, A., Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 20: 51 1921.
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 monticola. Published online. Accessed: Sep. 10 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Allium monticola in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep. 10. 2017. Allium monticola. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Sep. 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium monticola 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.

Vernacular names
English: San Bernardino Mountain onion

Allium monticola is an uncommon species of wild onion known by the common name San Bernardino Mountain onion. It is endemic to southern California, where it is found in the Transverse Ranges and the northernmost section of the Peninsular Ranges. It has been reported from San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.[4][5][6]

Allium monticola generally grows in rocky areas at elevations 1400–3200 m. This onion grows from a bulb one or two centimeters long which often has daughter bulbs attached to it on stalks. The waxy stem reaches a maximum height near 25 centimeters and the single leaf may be a bit longer. The inflorescence contains up to about 25 flowers, each with tepals nearly two centimeters long and white or light pink with darker pink tips. Pollen and anthers are yellow.[4][7][8][9]

"NatureServe Explorer 2.0".
The Plant List
Flora of North America v 26 p 250,Allium monticola
BONAP (Biota of North America Program) floristic synthesis, Allium monticola
USDA Plants Profile
Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
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Davidson, Anstruther. 1921. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 20(2): 51, pl. s.n. [pg. 50].

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