Allium chinense

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Allium chinense

Description

Inflorescence umbellate. Flowers campanulate;

Distribution

Asia cultivated, Asia-Temperate, C and E China present, Japan cultivated, Northern America: California (California cultivated), SE Asia cultivated, worldwide cultivated
Native to C and E China. Cultivated in China, Japan, California, and SE Asia. Carried worldwide as a garden crop by Asian communities.

Notes

Vegetative plants of A. chinense superficially resemble those of A. schoenoprasum. However, the latter species has terete leaves and indistinct bulbs, whereas A. chinense has more or less angled leaves and distinct bulbs.

Citation

Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1968: 130
Ochse & Bakh., VegeL Dutch East Indies. 1931: 455
Mann & Steam - in Econ. BoL. 1960: 69