Allium gracile Aiton


Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Allium

Description: 

Garlic with a naked flower-stem, cylindrical, and very long; leaves channelled, and linear; umbel many flowered; blossoms white; chives awl-shaped, terminating with the petals at the base in a tube. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Hortus Kew. 1: 429 in 1789.

Synonym of Nothoscordum gracile (Aiton) Stearn.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 2: 107 in 1800: Being a native of Barbadoes, from whence it was sent by Mr. J. Ellcock in 1791, to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, Hammersmith...


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