Allium obtusum var. obtusum

Allium obtusum var. obtusum   (with markups)  copyright  Brother Alfred Brousseau, St. Mary's College

These photos are from the Calflora website. They are
identified as Allium obtusum var. conspicuum.  However,
based on Taxonomy of the Allium  tribracteatum (Alliaceae)
Complex by Mortola and McNeal, the identification of these
plants is really A. obtusum var. obtusum.  In the florets near
the red arrows, the tepals are clearly oblong-elliptic, with
obtuse (bluntly rounded) ends.  Also, the flowers are white
with dark midveins per var. obtusum.  In var. conspicuum
the tepals are lanceolate, with acute (sharp tipped) ends,
and flower color is purplish pink with darker midveins.

 

Allium obtusum var. obtusum

Allium obtusum var. obtusum    copyright  Brother Alfred Brousseau, St. Mary's College

 

Allium obtusum var. obtusum

Allium obtusum var. obtusum    copyright  Brother Alfred Brousseau, St. Mary's College

Photos by Brother Alfred Brousseau, St. Mary's College

Top photo with red arrows added by Mark McDonough
to indicate shape of tepals for species identification.



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