Allium jepsonii

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Allium jepsonii (Traub) S.S.Denison & McNeal

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales

Allium jepsonii belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Allium jepsonii was already described and the name validly published by Francis Marion Ownbey and Hannah Caroline Aase. It was Stella S. Denison and Dale W. McNeal, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1989.

Taxonomy

Allium jepsonii 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.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants are comparatively long-lived.

Leaves

Allium jepsonii is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Allium jepsonii are arranged in umbels.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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