Allium strictum

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Allium strictum Schrad.

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun   4

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 strictum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Allium strictum was described by Heinrich Adolph Schrader. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Allium strictum 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

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Allium strictum produces flowers that are arranged in umbels from June to August.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Allium strictum is native to France, Italy, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, the European Russia (Belarus, the Ukraine, Moldova, Crimea), West-Siberia, East Siberia, the Kamtschatka Peninsula, Central Asia, Mongolia and Sakhalin.

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. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

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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