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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit.
Allium neapolitanum

[FTEA]

Alliaceae, Sarah Smith & Jonathan Stansbie. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2003

Morphology General Habit
Perennial bulbous herb, 20–60 cm high, bulb 1–2.5 cm in diameter, with many bulbils.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, glaucous, 10–50 cm long, 0.4–1.2 cm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 20–70 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax umbel with 12–15 fragrant flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts triangular, acuminate, 1–3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels unequal, 1–7 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 7–15 mm long, purple in bud, then white; lobes with pink or purple midrib, ± 4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included; filaments 7–10 mm long, simple..
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong, very shortly stalked.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, triquetrous, 6–10 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 2 (page 7).
Habitat
A weed spread from nurseries, in gardens, parks, along roads, and often near houses; 1600–2150 m
Distribution
K4 T3 originally from warm temperate America but now naturalised in Malawi, Madagascar, South Africa, and SW Europe

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Alliaceae by S. Kativu

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, 19–85 cm high; bulb 6–20 mm diameter with several to many bulbils.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, glaucous, 8–30 × 0.2–0.9 cm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle 11–76 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence laxly umbellate, 12–15 flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts overlapping at base, triangular, acuminate, 8–20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels unequal, 1–4 cm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 7–10 mm long, greenish-purple in bud, turning white, lobes with a purplish midrib, c.4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included, filaments c.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong, subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, triquetrous, 5 × 5 mm wide; seeds blackish.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (former Transvaal) and Tanzania.
Ecology
On disturbed ground, a naturalized weed of old lands and gardens; 1000–1200 m.

Native to:

Albania, Baleares, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Algeria, California, Canary Is., Florida, Georgia, Great Britain, Louisiana, Madeira, Morocco, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Pakistan, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Allium neapolitanum Cirillo appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1973 Bojer [s.n.], Mauritius Nothoscordum inodorum K000432370

First published in Pl. Rar. Neapol. 1: 13 (1788)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt Checklist: i-xii, 1-287. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 1-632. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • George, A.S. (ed.) (1987). Flora of Australia 45: 1-521. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Healey, A.J. & Edgar, E. (1980). Flora of New Zealand 3: 1-220. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Maire, R. (1958). Flore de l'Afrique du Nord 5: 1-307. Paul Lechevalier, Paris.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Nasir, E. (1975). Flora of Pakistan 83: 1-31. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • Rico, E. & al. (eds.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora Iberica 20: 1-651. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Vladimirov, V., Dane, F. & Kit Tan (2015). New floristic records in the Balkans: 26 Phytologia Balcanica 21: 53-91.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 1-632. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • George, A.S. (ed.) (1987). Flora of Australia 45: 1-521. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Healey, A.J. & Edgar, E. (1980). Flora of New Zealand 3: 1-220. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Maire, R. (1958). Flore de l'Afrique du Nord 5: 1-307. Paul Lechevalier, Paris.
  • Nasir, E. (1975). Flora of Pakistan 83: 1-31. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • Rico, E. & al. (eds.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora Iberica 20: 1-651. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542. New York Botanical Garden.

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