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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 runyonii
Name

Allium runyonii Ownbey
References

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.

Allium runyonii is a North American species of wild onion native to southern Texas about as far north as Corpus Christi, as well as to the Mexican States of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. It is found on sandy soils including in plains along the Río Grande.[1][2]

Allium runyonii produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 2 cm long. Flowering stalks can reach a height of 50 cm. Flowers are urn-shaped, about 6 mm across; tepals white with pinkish midribs; anthers and pollen are yellow; ovary does not have a crest.[1][3][4][5]
References

Flora of North America v 26 p 241,Allium runyonii
BONAP (Biota of North America Project) floristic synthesis, Allium runyonii
Ownbey, Francis Marion. 1950. Research Studies of the State College of Washington 18(4): 198–199, figure 4.
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.
photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, isotype of Allium runyonii

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