Allium macropetalum, the desert onion, is a species of wild onion native to the desert regions of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It is known from desert plains and hills in Sonora, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas,[3] at elevations up to 2500 m.[4][5]

Desert onion

Secure  (NatureServe)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
A. macropetalum
Binomial name
Allium macropetalum
M. E. Jones ex Ownbey
  • Allium deserticola (M.E. Jones) Wooton & Standl.
  • Allium reticulatum var. deserticola M.E. Jones

Allium macropetalum forms egg-shaped bulbs up to 2.5 cm long. Flowers are bell-shaped, pink to purple, up to 12 mm across, with yellow or purple anthers.[4][6][7][8][9][10][11]

References edit

  1. ^ "Allium macropetalum Rydb".
  2. ^ "Tropicos".
  3. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew".
  4. ^ a b "Allium macropetalum in Flora of North America @".
  5. ^ "BONAP (Biota of North America Project) 2013 county distribution map Allium macropetalum".
  6. ^ Cronquist, A.J., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren & Reveal. 1977. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. 6: 1–584. In A.J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermountain Flora. Hafner Pub. Co., New York.
  7. ^ Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
  8. ^ Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert. 2 vols. Stanford University Press, Stanford.[ISBN missing][page needed]
  9. ^ Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Vol. 31. Torrey Botanical Club. October 14, 1904.
  10. ^ Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. Vol. 16. Smithsonian Institution Press. October 14, 1912.
  11. ^ Jones, Marcus E. (October 14, 1902). Contributions to western botany. no. 1-18.

External links edit