Allium gooddingii Ownbey
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Goodding's onion
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Daniela Roth  
Bulbs 1-3, clustered on thick, iris-like rhizome, elongate, 2-3 × 0.5-1 cm; outer coats enclosing single bulb, brownish, membranous, minutely striate, cells in regular vertical rows, elongate, not fibrous-reticulate, fibers persistent, parallel, few, coarse; inner coats whitish or pinkish, minutely striate, cells in vertical rows, elongate. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 3-6, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil level; blade solid, flat, 8-25 cm × 4-8 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, flattened, narrowly winged distally, 34-45 cm × 1-3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 18-23-flowered, conic, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 3-5-veined, narrowly lanceolate, ± equal, apex acute. Flowers campanulate, 8-10 mm; tepals erect, pink, elliptic, ± equal, withering in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse, midribs not thickened; stamens ± equaling tepals; anthers white or purple; pollen white; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed; pedicel 15-20 mm, elongating in fruit. Seed coat dull or shining; cells each with minute, central papilla. 2n = 14. Flowering Jun--Sep. Steep, rocky slopes; 2400--2900 m; Ariz., N.Mex. Allium gooddingii is known only from the mountains of east-central Arizona and adjacent New Mexico, and the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona.

Allium gooddingii image
Daniela Roth  
Allium gooddingii image
Daniela Roth