African Plant Database


Allium L.
Family : Alliaceae
Family (APGIII) : AMARYLLIDACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 294 (1753)  
 
Species
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Saturnia Maratti (1772)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : characterised by the presence of bulbs enclosed in membranous tunics and free or almost free tepals
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Ecology : Probably the largest genus of petaloid monocotyledons excluding orchids. Recent classifications accepted c. 500-600 species, or c. 550, or 600-700 species, or even 800 species.
  Several species are economically important, cultivated for food or ornamental purposes. African floras or checklists enumerate such as onions, garlic, leeks, chives.
  Recent classifications accepted c. 500-600 species, or c. 550, or 600-700 species, or even 800 species

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 41
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 575
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 217 (2012).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 121 (1931). 
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 49 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 210 (1981).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 3 3: 448 
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 61

Bibliography other :
  • Contr. Fl. Maroc [Murbeck] 1: 21 (1922)
 
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see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
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Map
carte afrique num 187948
 
Record n°187948 modified 2009-07-23
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