Allium neapolitanum Cirillo

First published in Pl. Rar. Neapol. 1: 13 (1788)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Medit. It is a bulbous geophyte and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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
[FTEA]

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.
[FZ]

Common Names

English
Daffodil Garlick

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