Allium bisceptrum

From Hortipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Allium bisceptrum S.Watson

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: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

75D / cfb0e0 

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 bisceptrum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Allium bisceptrum was described by Sereno Watson in 1871. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Allium bisceptrum 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 and reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Allium bisceptrum produces umbels of light-purple six-stellate flowers from May to July.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Allium bisceptrum is native to Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

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.

Non-commercial Links

This might also interest you

Commercial Links