Allium diabolense (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal
Allium diabolense belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium diabolense was already described and the name validly published by Francis Marion Ownbey and Hannah Caroline Aase. It was Dale W. McNeal, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1992.
Allium diabolense is a species in the genus Allium which contains approximately 943 to 1011 species and belongs to the family of the Alliaceae (Garlic Family). The type species of the genus is Allium sativum.
The plants are comparatively long-lived.
Allium diabolense is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium diabolense produces flowers that are arranged in umbels from May to July.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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