Allium jacquemontii Kunth, Enum. Pl. 4: 399 1843. (syn:
Afghanistan; Pakistan; Tadzhikistan; Tibet; West Himalaya; Xinjiang as per Catalogue of Life;
Allium rubellum for confirmation : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5) – around 800 kb each.
Family – Amaryllidaceae
Experts please confirm id.
It was found growing in wild at an altitude of 1100metres amsl.
Photographed at Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Dated – 14/4/2018
Allium rubellum C.Presl, nom. illeg. is as syn. of synonym for Allium rotundum L. and do not have any distribution in India.
Allium rubellum M.Bieb. also do not have any distribution in India.
We have Allium rubellum auct. non Bieb.: Hook.f, FI.Brit.Ind. 6:339. 1892. = Allium jacquemontii as per Flora of Pakistan with distribution in India.
On further perusal, it seems to match with images of this species as per the following:
I could not find many images of Allium rubellum:
Thanks … it matches
Moreover its matching with the description and illustration provided in Flora of Pakistan.
Here is the herbarium image of Allium jacquemontii Kunth.
Thanks. You finally nailed the id.
But still there is confusion sir as Allium jacquemontii Kunth is mentioned growing in High plateaus, gravelly places; 4200–4600 metres asl.
Finally I found an herbarium image of Allium rubellum M.Bieb. which looks different to me from our Allium sp.
And here is the link from BSI but no illustration or description or particular distribution (altitude) is mentioned.
So Allium jacquemontii Kunth
Synonyms – Allium rubellum sensu Hook looks matching.
Thanks …, The only little doubt was that it’s altitude is mentioned above 4000 metres in Flora of China but I think its lower distribution ranges are as low as to 1100metres asl in India.