Allium carinatum L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 297 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Europe to N. Türkiye. It is a bulbous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.


Native to:

Albania, Austria, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Northwest European Russia, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hassler, M. & Muer, T. (2022). Flora Germanica: alle Farn- und Blütenpflanzen Deutschlands in Text und Bild 1: 1-864. Verlag Regionalkultur, Uberstadt-Weiher.
  • Jauzein, P. & Tison, J.M. (2001). Étude analytique du genre Allium L., sous-genre Codonoprasum (Reichenb.) Zahar., section Codonoprasum Reichenb., en France. Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 15: 29-50.
  • Mirek, Z., Piękoś-Mirkowa, H., Zając, A. & Zając, M (2020). Vascular plants of Poland an annotated checklist: 1-526. W. Szafer institute of botany, Polish academy of sciences, Krakow, Poland.
  • Rico, E. & al. (eds.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora Iberica 20: 1-651. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danylyuk, K.M. (2009). Allium carinatum L. (Alliaceae) found in Nadsyansky regional landscape park (Ukrainian Carpathians). Ukrayins'k Botanichnyi Zhurnal 55: 647-649.
  • Nobis, M. & al. (2018). Contribution to the flora of Asian and European countries: new national and regional vascular plant records, 7. Acta Botanica Gallica: Botany Letters 165: 200-222.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Spitzel, V. [785] Germany K003716412 Yes
McCallum-Webster, M. [2732] United Kingdom K003716406 Yes
Asplund, E.; Samuelsson, G. [s.n.] K003716419 Yes
Meikle, R.D. [2153] United Kingdom K003716410 Yes
McTaggart Cowan Jun. [43] United Kingdom K003716404 Yes
Franke, T. [s.n.] Austria K003716429 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M. [1378] United Kingdom K003716397 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Germany K003716414 Yes
Compton, M. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716398 Yes
Björkman, G. [s.n.] K003716420 Yes
Bentham [s.n.] Austria K003716437 Yes
Meebold, A. [s.n.] Germany K003716411 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Germany K003716415 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K003748276 Yes
Britton, C.E.; [McT Cr.] [43] United Kingdom K003716407 Yes
Ausserdorfer [s.n.] Austria K003716433 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Germany K003716416 Yes
Wyatt, J.W. [95] Switzerland K003716425 Yes
Livermore, L.A. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716401 Yes
Milne, R. [27] United Kingdom K003716396 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716405 Yes
Livermore, L.A. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716400 Yes
Cg. Haus steninger [s.n.] Austria K003716432 Yes
Hampson, W.S. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716399 Yes
McCallum-Webster, M. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716408 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K003748273 Yes
Noë [s.n.] Austria K003716436 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Switzerland K003716428 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K003748274 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K003748275 Yes
Curtis [[15]] K003748277 Yes
Fries, E. [s.n.] K003716421 Yes
[illegible] [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716402 Yes
[E. P. Reissmauey] [s.n.] Austria K003716430 Yes
Schveivor [s.n.] Switzerland K003716426 Yes
Favrat [s.n.] Switzerland K003716427 Yes
Schulz, F. [s.n.] Austria K003716435 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Germany K003716417 Yes
Wagner, W. [s.n.] Switzerland K003716422 Yes
Hasslow, O.J.; Samuelsson, G. [s.n.] K003716418 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716409 Yes
[W. Tresidden] [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716394 Yes
Grabmayr, V. [s.n.] Austria K003716431 Yes
Sandwith, C.I. [s.n.] United Kingdom K003716395 Yes


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