Allium meronense

Allium meronense Fragman & R.M. Fritsch is native to Israel and Lebanon. Bulbs are egg-shaped, up to 30 mm long. Scape is flexuous or ascendant, up to 25 cm long. Leaves are narrowly lanceolate, up to 30 cm long. Tepals are white with faint green midveins; anthers yellow; ovary deep purple. The species was first describes in "New Species of Allium Sect. Melanocrommyum from the Eastern Mediterranean authored by Ori Fragman-Sapir and Reinhard M. Fritsch.

Photos by Gideon Pisanty. First photo shows flowers, second photo shows ripening seed pods.

Allium meronense flowers, Gideon PisantyAllium meronense fruit, Gideon Pisanty
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