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Allium speculae

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium speculae
Name

Allium speculae Ownbey & Aase, Rhodora 61: 70. 1959.
Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southeastern USA
Alabama, Georgia.

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

Ownbey, F.M. & Aase, H.C. 1959. Allium speculae, a new species of the Allium canadense alliance from Alabama. Rhodora 61(723): 70–72. JSTORHybrid open access journal BHL Reference page.

Links

USDA NRCS PLANTS Profile
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Allium speculae in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 25. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Allium speculae. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Allium speculae. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 25 2018.

Allium speculae, the Little River Canyon Onion, is a plant species native to the US States of Georgia and Alabama, especially in the vicinity of the Little River Canyon National Preserve in northeastern Alabama. It occurs on sandy and rocky soils in the Piedmont region at elevations of about 300 m.[1]

Allium speculae produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 5 cm long. This species does not have rhizomes. Scapes are round in cross-section, up to 30 cm tall. Flowers bell-shaped, up to 6 mm across; tepals pink; anthers and pollen pale yellow; ovary crested.[1][2]
References

Flora of North America, v 26 p 242, Allium speculae
Ownbey, Francis Marion, & Hannah Caroline Aase. 1959. Allium speculae, a new species of the Allium canadense alliance from Alabama. Rhodora 61(723): 70–72.

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