Bulbous herbs (geophytes) with a characteristic smell of onions. Leaves filiform, often terete and hollow. Flowers rather small, with petaloid tepals, basely often fused with filaments. Inflorescence umbellate, globose, contained in involucre of two persistent membranaceous bracts before expansion.
For Mongolia the key of N. Friesen (1995) and for former Soviet Central Asia the use of the
Allium mongolicum Turcz. ex Regel
Name acc. to:
Bulbs several on horizontal distinct rhizome, with reddish-yellow coriaceous tunic split into parallel fibers at base; leaves semicylindrical, 0.5-1.5 mm broad, numerous, aggregated at scape base, shorter than scape; umbel 2.5-3 cm diam., hemispherical or subglobose, many-flowered; pedicels unequal, 1.5-2 times longer than perianth; lobes of broadly campanulate perianth pink, with dark nerve; filaments of inner stamens enlarged at base, undivided; style not exserted from perianth. (acc. to Friesen 1987/2001)
Status of Endemism:
Subendemit, East Mongolia (Gubanov 1996)
Desert, pebble, stony and sandy steppes, bels, debris, and stony deserts, sands and pebbles, stony and rocky slopes of mountains and hills, Haloxylon woodlands; edificator of desert steppes (Grubov 2001).
Khangai, Mongol-Daurian, Khobdo, Mongolian Altai, Middle Khalka, East Mongolia, Depression of Great Lakes, Valley of Lakes, East Gobi, Gobi-Altai, Dzungarian Gobi, Transaltai Gobi, Alashan Gobi (acc. to Gubanov 1996)
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