Allium cepa var. aggregatum (Cultivated)

Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum G. Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6:59. 1832; 

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English Name: Shallot; Common Indian Names: kanda or gandana (Hindi, Marwari and Punjabi), gundhun (Bengali), Pallari vengayam (Tamil) and cheriya ulli or chuvanna ulli (Malayalam).;
 
  

Fruits & Vegetables Week: Allium cepa var. aggregatum the Shallot: Allium cepa var. aggregatum (syn: A. ascalonicum) commonly used like onion
English Name: Shallot
Common Indian Names: kanda or gandana (Hindi, Marwari and Punjabi), gundhun (Bengali), Pallari vengayam (Tamil) and cheriya ulli or chuvanna ulli (Malayalam).
The shallot tastes a bit like an onion, but has a sweeter, milder, yet richer and more complex flavour. Shallots tend to be more expensive than onions.
- Just to bring to your notice that all varieties except two of Allium cepa has been merged with the former [Goaverts et al. 2011 (Kew Checklist)]
-That means Shallot is back as Al. ascalonicum L., a recognised name.
-Allium ascalonicum L., Fl. Palaest.: 117 (1756) is not a synonym of Allium cepa var. aggregatum G.Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6: 27 (1827)- these two are different plants now known as Allium cepa and Allium ascalonicum.
- Shallot is and was A. ascalonicum. Some times in between some one relegated it to synonymy of A. cepa var. aggregatum.

Allium cepa var. aggregatum SN May 26 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Allium cepa var. aggregatum, small Onion, frequently cultivated and used in Tamilnadu
  
 
 
 
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