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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 plummerae

Allium plummerae S.Watson

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.

Vernacular names

Allium plummerae is a species of plant native to southern Arizona (Pima and Cochise Counties) in the United States and to Sonora in Mexico.[1] It is known by the common names Plummer's onion and Tanner's Canyon onion.[1] It grows on rocky slopes and stream banks in mountains regions at elevations of 1600–2800 m.[2][3][4]

Allium plummerae produces elongate bulbs up to 5 cm long but rarely more than 1.5 cm in diameter. Flowers are up to 10 mm across; tepals white or pink; anthers purple; pollen yellow.[2][5][6]

The epithet "plummerae" is in honor of one member of the expedition that collected those specimens, botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon.[5]

Allium plummerae. Archived 2014-09-16 at the Wayback Machine Plant Abstracts. Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Flora of North America v 26 p 242, Allium plummerae
BONAP (Biota of North America Project) floristic synthesis,Allium plummerae
CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, Mexico, D.F..
Sereno Watson. 1883. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 18: 195.
Kearney, T. H. and R. H. Peebles. 1960. Arizona Flora. University of California Press, Berkeley.

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