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Allium triquetrum   (Three-cornered Garlic)


Allium triquetrum   (AMARYLLIDACEAE .) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Allium triquetrum retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 2019-Sep-23

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Allium triquetrum L.
Published in Sp. Pl. 300 (1753).

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Allium medium G. Don
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Amaryllidaceae Jaume St.-Hil (The Daffodil or Amaryllis Family)
27 species from the Amaryllidaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Three-cornered Garlic

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Doubtful origin. It is not yet established if this species is native or not)

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE (bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc.)
Germination [info]: Monocotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)

Red List (1989) :

This species has a threatened status and is listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

Mar-Apr

Colour of Flowers:

White


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Woods, streamsides and damp, shady places

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Rocky ground, fallow fields, and wasteground especially near fertile land.

Botanical Description:

Bulbs 1.5 cm in diameter; outer tunic membranous. Stem 10-45 cm. Leaves usually 2-3, up to 42 cm x 17 mm. Spathe up to 2.5 cm. Umbel with 3-15 flowers, usually one-sided, lax, without bulbils; pedicels up to 25 mm. Perianth drooping, campanulate; segments 10-18 x 2-5 mm, white, with distinct longitudinal green stripe, lanceolate, acute. Stamens 6-7 mm. Capsule 6-7 mm.

Chromosome number:

2n=18

Distributional range:

W. Mediterranean region


Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

the Balaeric Islands, Corse, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta, Introduced in  the Azores, Britain (excl. Northern Ireland and Channel islands), Ireland, Portugal

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

Ag Bl Co Ga Hs It Ma Sa Si Tn [Az Br Ca Hb Lu Md Tu(E)]


Images (5 images)
   Allium triquetrum   -   Image Code: ALLTQ-0.
   Allium triquetrum   -   Image Code: ALLTQ-1.
   Allium triquetrum   -   Image Code: ALLTQ-2.
   Allium triquetrum   -   Image Code: ALLTQ-3.
   Allium triquetrum   -   Image Code: ALLTQ-4.

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IPNI

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NYBG

Vienna Virt. Hb.

RBGE

KEW

MNHN

Arkive


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