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|Family: Alliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Nothoscordum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Nothoscordum gracile (Aiton) Stearn
Habit: Bulb +- 1.5 cm. Stem: 20--40 cm. Leaf: 2--several, 25--30 cm, 4--10 mm wide. Inflorescence: < 4 cm diam; bracts < umbel, persistent; pedicels erect to spreading, unequal. Flower: 8--14 mm; perianth white with +- green bases, +- red midveins, lobes oblanceolate, obtuse; stamens included; style persistent in fruit. Fruit: 6--7 mm, obovoid.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, CW, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to South America. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
Synonyms: Nothoscordum inodorum (Aiton) G. Nicholson, misappl.
Unabridged Note: Nothoscordum borbonicum Kunth may be correct name for this taxon, with Nothoscordum gracile misapplied to California pls, or it may have been misapplied to California plants for which the correct name is instead Nothoscordum gracile (Aiton) Stearn; more study needed. Nothoscordum inodorum (Aiton) G. Nicholson to be regarded as having been misapplied to plants in California flora; both it and its basionym are synonyms of Allium neapolitanum Cirillo.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
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Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Nothoscordum gracile, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34732, accessed on July 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 26, 2016.