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Last updated 8/6/2012 by David Giblin.
Allium amplectens Torr.[FNA26, HC, HC2]
narrow-leaf onion

Publication: Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5): 148. 1857.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA26: "All three chromosome races of Allium amplectens are widespread. The triploids are achiasmatic, causing a breakdown in the first meiotic division. This is followed by a normal second division resulting in pollen dyads that are, presumably, nonfunctional; seeds are produced by apomixis. The diploids and tetraploids produce normal pollen, in tetrads, that appears to be functional."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Allium acuminatum Hook. var. gracile Alph. Wood
Allium attenuifolium Kellogg
Allium attenuifolium Kellogg var. monospermum (Jeps.) Jeps.
Allium monospermum Jeps.
Allium occidentale A. Gray
Allium serratum S. Watson