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Allium  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 42634

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): oignon [French]
 
    wild onion [English]
 
    onion [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                         OrderAsparagales   
                            FamilyAmaryllidaceae   
                               GenusAllium L. – oignon, wild onion, onion  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Allium aaseae Ownbey – South Idaho onion, Aase's onion 
                                  Species Allium abramsii (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal – Abrams' allium 
                                  Species Allium acuminatum Hook. – taper-tip onion, tapertip onion 
                                  Species Allium ampeloprasum L. – broadleaf wild leek 
                                  Species Allium amplectens Torr. – narrowleaf onion 
                                  Species Allium anceps Kellogg – Kellogg's onion, twinleaf onion 
                                  Species Allium ascalonicum L. – wild onion 
                                  Species Allium atrorubens S. Watson – dark red onion, red onion, darkred onion 
                                  Species Allium atroviolaceum Boiss. – broadleaf wild leek 
                                  Species Allium bigelovii S. Watson – Bigelow onion, Bigelow's onion 
                                  Species Allium bisceptrum S. Watson – aspen onion, twincrest onion 
                                  Species Allium bolanderi S. Watson – Bolander's onion 
                                  Species Allium brandegeei S. Watson – Brandegee's onion 
                                  Species Allium brevistylum S. Watson – shortstyle onion 
                                  Species Allium burlewii Davidson – Burlew's onion 
                                  Species Allium campanulatum S. Watson – Sierra onion, dusky onion 
                                  Species Allium canadense L. – meadow onion, ail du Canada, wild onion, Canada garlic, meadow garlic 
                                  Species Allium carinatum L. – keeled garlic 
                                  Species Allium cepa L. – garden onion 
                                  Species Allium cernuum Roth – nodding onion 
                                  Species Allium chinense G. Don – rakkyo 
                                  Species Allium columbianum (Ownbey & Mingrone) P.M. Peterson, Annable & Rieseberg – Columbian onion 
                                  Species Allium constrictum (Ownbey & Mingrone) P.M. Peterson, Annable & Rieseberg – Grand Coulee onion 
                                  Species Allium coryi M.E. Jones – yellowflower onion 
                                  Species Allium cratericola Eastw. – Cascade onion 
                                  Species Allium crenulatum Wiegand – Olympic onion 
                                  Species Allium crispum Greene – crinkled onion 
                                  Species Allium cuthbertii Small – striped garlic 
                                  Species Allium denticulatum (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal – toothed onion 
                                  Species Allium diabolense (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal – serpentine onion 
                                  Species Allium dichlamydeum Greene – coastal onion 
                                  Species Allium dictuon H. St. John – Blue Mountain onion 
                                  Species Allium douglasii Hook. – Douglas' onion 
                                  Species Allium drummondii Regel – drummond onion, Drummond's onion 
                                  Species Allium elmendorfii M.E. Jones ex Ownbey – Elmendorf's onion 
                                  Species Allium falcifolium Hook. & Arn. – scytheleaf onion 
                                  Species Allium fibrillum M.E. Jones – Cuddy Mountain onion 
                                  Species Allium fimbriatum S. Watson – fringed onion 
                                  Species Allium fistulosum L. – welsh onion 
                                  Species Allium geyeri S. Watson – Geyer onion, Geyer's onion 
                                  Species Allium glandulosum Link & Otto – gland onion 
                                  Species Allium gooddingii Ownbey – Goodding's onion 
                                  Species Allium haematochiton S. Watson – redskin onion 
                                  Species Allium hickmanii Eastw. – Hickman's onion 
                                  Species Allium hoffmanii Ownbey – beegum onion 
                                  Species Allium howellii Eastw. – Howell's onion 
                                  Species Allium hyalinum Curran – glassy onion 
                                  Species Allium jepsonii (Ownbey & Aase) S. Denison & McNeal – Jepson's onion 
                                  Species Allium kunthii G. Don – Kunth's onion 
                                  Species Allium lacunosum S. Watson – pitted onion 
                                  Species Allium lemmonii S. Watson – Lemmon onion, Lemmon's onion 
                                  Species Allium macropetalum Rydb. – largeflower wild onion, largeflower onion 
                                  Species Allium macrum S. Watson – rock onion 
                                  Species Allium madidum S. Watson – swamp onion 
                                  Species Allium membranaceum Ownbey – papery onion 
                                  Species Allium monticola Davidson – San Bernardino Mountain onion 
                                  Species Allium munzii (Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal – Munz's onion 
                                  Species Allium neapolitanum Cirillo – white garlic 
                                  Species Allium nevadense S. Watson – Nevada onion 
                                  Species Allium nevii S. Watson – Nevius' garlic 
                                  Species Allium nigrum L. – black garlic 
                                  Species Allium obtusum Lemmon – red Sierran onion, red Sierra onion 
                                  Species Allium odorum L. – Chinese chives 
                                  Species Allium oleraceum L. – field garlic 
                                  Species Allium paniculatum L. – Mediterranean onion, wild onion 
                                  Species Allium parishii S. Watson – Parish's onion 
                                  Species Allium parryi S. Watson – Parry's fringed onion 
                                  Species Allium parvum Kellogg – small onion 
                                  Species Allium passeyi N.H. Holmgren & A.H. Holmgren – Passey's onion 
                                  Species Allium peninsulare Lemmon ex Greene – Mexicali onion, peninsula onion 
                                  Species Allium perdulce S.V. Fraser – plains onion 
                                  Species Allium platycaule S. Watson – broadstem onion, broadstemmed onion 
                                  Species Allium plummerae S. Watson – Tanners Canyon onion 
                                  Species Allium porrum L. – garden leek 
                                  Species Allium praecox Brandegee – early onion 
                                  Species Allium punctum L.F. Hend. – dotted onion 
                                  Species Allium ramosum L.  
                                  Species Allium rhizomatum Wooton & Standl.  
                                  Species Allium robinsonii L.F. Hend. – Robinson's onion 
                                  Species Allium rotundum L.  
                                  Species Allium runyonii Ownbey – Runyon's onion 
                                  Species Allium sanbornii Alph. Wood – Sanborn's onion 
                                  Species Allium sativum L. – cultivated garlic 
                                  Species Allium schoenoprasum L. – wild chive, wild chives 
                                  Species Allium scilloides Douglas ex S. Watson – fragile onion 
                                  Species Allium scorodoprasum L. – sand leek 
                                  Species Allium serra McNeal & Ownbey – jeweled onion 
                                  Species Allium sharsmithiae (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal – Sharsmith's onion 
                                  Species Allium shevockii McNeal – Spanish needle onion 
                                  Species Allium simillimum L.F. Hend. – simil onion 
                                  Species Allium siskiyouense Ownbey – Siskiyou onion 
                                  Species Allium speculae Ownbey & Aase – Little River Canyon onion 
                                  Species Allium stellatum Fraser ex Ker Gawl. – prairie onion, autumn onion 
                                  Species Allium textile A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. – wild onion, prairie onion, textile onion 
                                  Species Allium tolmiei Baker – Tolm's onion, Tolmie onion, Tolmie's onion 
                                  Species Allium tribracteatum Torr. – threebract onion 
                                  Species Allium tricoccum Aiton – small white leek, ail des bois, ramp, wild leek 
                                  Species Allium triquetrum L. – threecorner leek 
                                  Species Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. – Chinese chives 
                                  Species Allium tuolumnense (Ownbey & Aase) S. Denison & McNeal – Rawhide Hill onion 
                                  Species Allium unifolium Kellogg – oneleaf onion 
                                  Species Allium ursinum L. – bear garlic 
                                  Species Allium validum S. Watson – swamp onion, Pacific onion 
                                  Species Allium victorialis L. – victory onion 
                                  Species Allium vineale L. – wild garlic 
                                  Species Allium yosemitense Eastw. – Yosemite onion 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Dale McNeal  
  Notes: Emeritus Professor, Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 95211, USA   
  Reference for: Allium    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: oignon[French]   
       
  Source: Liliaceae s.l. of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Allium   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Allium   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Allium   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Allium   
       
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