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Unresolved name

Nothoscordum gracile (Aiton (1896))

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There is considerable controversy over the correct epithet. Based on the information available, the authors feel that Nothoscordum borbonicum Kunth is a misapplied name and that the correct name is Nothoscordum gracile.

In the flora area, Nothoscordum gracile is an escape from cultivation.

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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 277 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Bulbs ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm diam.; outer coats brown; bulblets 10–20+. Scapes 1–2, terete, 30–60 cm × 2–3 mm. Leaves 2–9, sheaths enveloping neck of bulb, hyaline, reduced apically; blade linear, 20–40(–50) cm × 4–12 mm, margins entire. Umbel 10–20-flowered, often asymmetrical, to 5 cm diam.; bracts persistent, 2, 1.2–2 cm × 5–8 mm, bases fused, imbricate, margins scarious. Flowers fragrant; tepals white adaxially with pink midvein and greenish bases, oblanceolate, 9–15 × 4 mm, apex obtuse; filaments simple, adnate to tepals, 7–10 mm; anthers dark brown; ovary crestless; style persistent in fruit, ± equaling stamens; stigma unlobed, equaling perianth; pedicel erect to spreading, 2–6 cm, unequal. Capsules obovoid, ca. 6–7 × 6–7 mm. Seeds 8–12 per locule.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 277 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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introduced; Ala., Calif., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S.C.; South America.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 277 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flowering/Fruiting

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Flowering Mar--Dec.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 277 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

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Roadsides, waste places; 0--100m.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 277 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Allium gracile Dryander in W. Aiton, Hort. Kew. 1: 429. 1789; A. fragrans Ventenat; Nothoscordum fragrans (Ventenat) Kunth
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of North America Vol. 26: 277 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of North America @ eFloras.org
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Flora of North America Editorial Committee
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