Inflorescence subspherical, composed either of only sessile bulbils (topsets) or of bulbils mixed with flowers.
Flowers usually ill-developed, or rudimentary, or absent;
Asia-Temperate, Central Asia endemic, Europe cultivated, worldwide cultivated
Some consider A. longicuspis Regel, endemic to Central Asia, as the wild parent of this cultigen. It was originally grown in Europe and China and nowadays worldwide.