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Allium parishii

Classification System: APG IV

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

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

Allium parishii S.Watson, 1882
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern USA
Arizona; California

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

Watson, S., Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 380 1882.
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 parishii. Published online. Accessed: Sep. 11 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Allium parishii in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep. 11. 2017. Allium parishii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 11 Sep. 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium parishii in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep 11. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Parish's onion

Allium parishii is an uncommon species of wild onion known by the common name Parish's onion. It is native to the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Deserts of California (San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties) and Arizona (Yuma and Mohave Counties). It grows on open dry, rocky slopes at elevations of 900–1,400 m (3,000–4,600 ft).[1][2][3][4]

Allium parishii grows from a reddish-brown bulb just over a centimeter long and produces a scape up to about 25 centimeters tall. There is a single cylindrical leaf which is generally longer than the stem. The umbel contains up to 25 dark-veined pale pink flowers with narrow tepals between one and two centimeters long. Anthers and pollen are yellow.[3][5][6]

Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Allium parishii". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team.
Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). "Allium parishii". Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
"Allium parishii". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, isotype of Allium parishii
Watson, Sereno. 1882. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 17: 380–381.

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