(Images by Nalini (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum G. Don (Images by Gurcharan Singh & P. Santhan (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Allium cepa L. (Images by Surajit Koley & TSP Kumar (Inserted by J.M.Garg & Surajit Koley))




Images by Prashant Awale (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Allium humile Kunth (Images by Pankaj Kumar (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Allium sativum L. (Images by Gurcharan Singh & Aarti S. Khale (Identified by Vijayasankar Raman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Allium schoenoprasum L. (Images by Nalini & Sushmita Jha (Identified by Nalini) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. (Images by Vijayasankar Raman, Gurcharan Singh & Balkar Singh (Validated by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



Allium victorialis L. (Europe to Himalaya: Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Nepal, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia as per POWO)


Allium wallichii Kunth (Images by J.M.Garg (Identified by Shrikant Ingalhalikar & Tabish) & D S Rawat (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Allium cepa L. Herb Plains,
Cultivated, Native of Medi terranean Region
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All districts
Allium porrum L. Herb Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Eurasia 
Allium sativum L. Herb Plains,
Cultivated, Native of Medi terranean Region
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Allium ampeloprasum Alliaceae Elephant Garlic
Allium cepa Alliaceae Onion
Allium cernuum Alliaceae Nodding Onion
Allium hookeri Alliaceae Hooker Chives
Allium humile Allium govanianum, Allium nivale Alliaceae Small Alpine Onion
Allium przewalskianum Allium stoliczkii, Allium jacquemontii var. parviflorum Alliaceae Ladakh Onion
Allium sativum Allium ophioscorodon, Allium pekinense Alliaceae Garlic
Allium schoenoprasum Alliaceae Chives
Allium semenovii Allium tristylum Alliaceae Semenov’s Onion
Allium tuberosum Allium roxburghii, Allium sulvia Alliaceae Garlic Chives
Allium victorialis Cepa victorialis, Allium plantagineum, Allium anguinum Alliaceae Alpine Leek
Allium wallichii Alliaceae Himalaya Onion

Allium stoliczki (Allium stoliczkii Regel is a synonym of Allium przewalskianum Regel)


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Handbook of Vegetable Science and Technology: Production, Compostion … By D. K. Salunkhe, S. S. Kadam- (1998)- Great details-

Allium : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Allium

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Allium (Amaryllidaceae) page with images of species (done by me) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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