Allium Synonyms List

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This list of valid Allium species is currently under construction, with names added to the list weekly as research data is entered.  As that page is constructed, the list of synonyms will be updated at the same time.  It is beyond the scope of this effort to exhaustively list each and every synonym, misapplied species name, and early misidentified taxa.  Rather, the objective of taking a stand and listing all valid species, forces the listing of names that are rendered synonymous.  While I was at it, all generally listed synonyms are included to assist in determining which species are valid and which are not.
Aproximate number of synonyms: ### 

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Synonym Name

Author

Pub. Date

= Valid Species

Reference / Comments / Links
acuminatum
    var. bidwelliae
Jepson 19xx campanulatum Ref:   A California Flora
acuminatum
    var. cuspidatum
Fernald 1894 acuminatum Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
acuminatum
    var. gracile
Wood 1868 acuminatum Ref:   Missouri Botanical Garden - w3Tropicos database.
ambiguum Jones,
not
Sibth.
& Sm.
1902 obtusum Ref:   A California Flora
ammophilum Heuffel   albidum Ref:   Flora Europaea
angularum
    var. caucasicum
Regel 1875 albidum ssp. caucasicum Ref:   Flora of the USSR (in part)
angulosum
    var. caucasicum
Regel 1875 albidum ssp. caucasicum Ref:   Flora Europaea
ascalonicum auct.
non L.
  cepa Ref:   Flora Europaea
attenuifolium Kell. 1863 amplectens Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
attenuifolium
    var. monospermum
Jepson 1901 amplectens Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
atrorubens
    var. inyonis
          
also
   [ssp. inyonis
    (Jones) Traub]
(Jones)
Ownbey
&
Aase
1977


1972
atrorubens var. cristatum
frequently seen misspelled as var. inyoensis (sic) or ssp. inyoensis (sic), instead of inyonis, in the major floras.
Ref:   A California Flora, Intermountain Flora, Plant Life 28:66. 1972
austinae Jones 1902 campanulatum Ref:   A California Flora
bidwelliae Watson 1879 campanulatum Ref:   A California Flora
bisceptrum var.
    utahense
Jones 1902 bisceptrum Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
breweri Watson 1879 falcifolium Ref:   A California Flora
bullardii Davids. 19?? campanulatum Ref:   A California Flora
campanulatum
   var. bidwelliae
Jepson 1921 campanulatum Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
cepa var. sylvestre Regel 1822 cepa Ref:   Flora Europaea
concinnum K. Bdg.
ex Jones
1902 obtusum
K. Bdg. = K. Brandegee
Ref:   A California Flora
cornutum Clementi 1842 may be bulbilliferous form of A. cepa Ref:   Flora Europaea
cristatum Watson 1879
(1904?)
atrorubens var. cristatum
sometimes assigned to the closely related species A. nevadense, although latest thinking places it as a variety of atrorubens.
Ref:   A California Flora, Intermountain Flora
cuspidatum Rydberg 1917 acuminatum Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
decipiens Jones,
not
Fisch.
1902 atrorubens var. cristatum

Not to be confused with the Central Asian species A. decipiens Fisch. ex.Roem & Schult.
Ref:   Intermountain Flora
falcifolium
    var. brevius
Hend. 1941 falcifolium Ref:   A Manual of the Higher Plants of Oregon, by M. Peck.  A latin diagnosis was never published.
falcifolium
    var. breweri
Jones 1902 falcifolium Ref:   A California Flora
falcifolium
    var. demissum
Jepson 1921 falcifolium Ref:   A California Flora
fimbriatum
    var. aboriginum
Jepson 1921 fimbriatum Ref:   A California Flora
fimbriatum
    var. munzii
Ownbey
& Aase
1992 munzii Ref:   Aliso 13(3):415, A revision of the Allium fimbriatum (Alliaceae) complex.
flavescens Besser 1822 albidum Ref:   Flora Europaea
inyonis Jones 1902 atrorubens var. cristatum Ref:   Intermountain Flora
jacintense Mingrone
&
Ownbey
?
19?? cratericola

in part = Allium tribracteatum by Munz in 1974, but considered an erroneous assignment by McNeal who attributes the name to cratericola.
Ref:   Taxonomy of the Allium tribracteatum (Alliaceae) complex, by Dale McNeal.  Herbarium specimens appear with the Mingrone & Ownbey annotation, yet the name A. jacintense was never validly published.
mohavense (Jeps.)
Tidestr.
1935 fimbriatum var. mohavense Ref:   A California Flora
monospermum Jepson 1894 amplectens Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
monticola var. keckii (Munz)
Ownbey
&
Aase
1935
(19??)
no date
given
monticola
It is not clear whether var. keckii is currently considered valid, the information found so far is conflicting.
Ref:   Plant Life 23:110. 1967 Traub & Ownbey as listed by IPNI.   This record, of Traub and Ownbey is for monticola ssp. keckii versus var. keckii.
nevadense
    var. cristatum
          
also
   [ssp. cristatum
    Traub & Ownbey]
Ownbey 1947
[1949]

1967
atrorubens var. cristatum
sometimes assigned to the closely related species A. nevadense, although latest thinking places it as a variety of atrorubens.
Ref:   Intermountain Flora
nevadense
   var. macropetalum
Peck 1945 nevadense Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
occidentale Gray 1867 amplectens Ref:   Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
palmeri Watson 1871 bisceptrum var. palmeri Ref:   Intermountain Flora
parishii var. keckii Munz 1935 monticola (var. keckii?)
See monticola var. keckii above.
Ref:   A California Flora
parvum var. brucae Jones 1902 cratericola Ref:   A California Flora
parvum var. jacintense Munz 1935 cratericola Ref:   Taxonomy of the Allium tribracteatum (Alliaceae) complex.
peirsonii Jepson 1921 monticola Ref:   A California Flora
peninsulare
    var. crispum
Jepson 1921 crispum Ref:   A California Flora
pseudostrictum Albov 1895 szovitsii Ref:   Flora of Turkey
purdyi Eastw. 1938 fimbriatum var. purdyi Ref:   A California Flora
serratum
   var. dichlamydeum
Jones 19?? dichlamydeum Ref:   A California Flora
strictum var. anodon Boiss. 1882 szovitsii Ref:   Flora of Turkey
tenellum Davids. 1922 in part = campanulatum
in part = parryi
Ref:   A California Flora
watsoni auct. non
Howell

sensu
Howell
19??


1902
siskiyouense


crenulatum
Ref:   A California Flora


Ref: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
x x 19xx x Ref:  
Notes:
      attenuifolium Kell.
attenuifolium var.
    monospermum Jeps.

occidentale Gray

monospermum Jepson

 

 

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