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Taxon: Allium cristophii Trautv.

Genus: Allium subgenus: Melanocrommyum section: Kaloprason
Family: Amaryllidaceae subfamily: Allioideae tribe: Allieae. Also placed in: Alliaceae Liliaceae
Nomen number: 406525
Place of publication: Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 9:268. 1884, nom. cons. "cristophi"
Comments:Name verified on: 03-Nov-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • Persian onion   (Source: Man HerbPl ) – English
  • star-of-Persia   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • ail à boule étoilée   (Source: Zander ed17 [as A. "christophii"]) – French
  • Sternkugellauch   (Source: Zander ed17 [as A. "christophii"]) – German
  • stäpplök   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Iran [n.]; Turkey [c.]
    Middle Asia: Turkmenistan [s.]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2001. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 51. Taxon 50:561. [conservation recommended, but recommend spelling be "cristophii"].
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. ["christophii"].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [= A. "christophii"].
  • Fritsch, R. M. 1999. (1419) Proposal to conserve the name Allium cristophii, preferably with the spelling A. christophii, against A. bodeanum (Liliaceae). Taxon 48:577–579.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. ["christophii"].
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR. ["christophii"].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. ["christophii"].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Stearn, W. T. 1944. Notes on the genus Allium in the Old World. Herbertia 11:11–34. ["christophii"].
  • Still, S. M. 1994. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. ["christophii"].
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Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?406525 (23 October 2014)

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