Allium ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum L.

Common Names

بصل العفريت (بَصَل العفريت) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Azores, Canary Islands, western and southern Europe, north Africa, Sinai, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Causasus, Iraq, Saudi Arabia.

Distribution in Egypt

Oases, Mediterranean region and Sinai.

Habitat

Fields and former areas of cultivation, vineyards and roadsides, sometimes rocky hillsides, cliffs, coastal beaches.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Allium multiflorum Desf. (synonym)
  • Allium mogadorense Willd. (synonym)
  • Allium getulum Batt. & Trabut (synonym)
  • Allium tortifolium Batt. & Trabut (synonym)
  • Allium ampeloprasum var. combazianum Maire (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..