Allium tuberosum (Cultivated)


garlic chives, Chinese leeks, Chinese chives, flat chives
 
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Allium tuberosum from Delhi
Common Names: garlic chives, Chinese leeks, Chinese chives, flat chives
The leaves are used for various purposes and not the delicate rhizome or small bulbs.The flavor, at once sweet and garlic-like, is useful in salads, stir fries and soups. It goes well in egg dishes and with fish. I use garlic
chives raw in salads and as a substitute for chives.  Younger leaves are more tender than older ones. In China, garlic chives usually is cooked as a vegetable potherb rather than used as a flavoring in other dishes. The
Chinese often blanch alternate crops of garlic chives. Blanching causes the garlic chives to yellow and gives them a softer texture. Typically, the garlic chives are cut back, then shaded for 3-4 weeks before harvesting the pale yellow leaves.


 
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Flora of Haryana: Allium sp from TDL Herbal Park Yamunanagar: Allium sp from TDL Herbal Park Yamunanagar
My guess Allium tuberosum
pla validate
Yes Allium tuberosum


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Flora of Manipur: Allium tuberosum : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Allium tuberosum, from Manipur vegetable markets.
Great catch, hopefully you have tasted it.
We have this in our botanical garden, and we make students to study this species, as A. cepa flowers only at the time of exams in March. This one flowers in Delhi from August-October.
 
Allium tuberosum from Delhi : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Allium tuberosum Rottl. (syn: A. clarkei Hook.f.) growing in College Botanical Garden. It flowers in August-September and is ideal material for teaching Alliaceae to students.
Common names: Garlic chives, Chinese leeks, Chinese chives, Flat chives.

The whole plant is antibacterial, cardiac, depurative, digestive, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is an anti-emetic herb that improves kidney function. It is used internally to treat urinary incontinence, kidney and bladder weaknesses etc. The seed is carminative and stomachic. They are used in India in the treatment of spermatorrhoea. The leaves and the bulbs are applied to bites, cuts and wounds. The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles.

Any local Indian names for the plant???


Beautiful shots ... Do you have pictures of its bulb/tuber also? would like to see.
I will get them for you on my next visit to the College, probably within this week only. In the mean time manage with these flat leaves. 
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Thanks a lot ... I guess all species of Allium have bulbous root. Why this is called 'tuberosum'?...
No answer for this yet, but here is interesting information from eFlora of China: Allium tuberosum is generally regarded as a cultivated species with a tetraploid chromosome number (2 n = 32), although a wild population was recently discovered in Shanxi Province with a diploid number (2 n = 16; Yang et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 36: 36--46. 1998).
Thank you ..., for the info. The detailed note on nomenclature (in FoC) is interesting as well as confusing as the status is not concluded. They treat A. tuberosum and A. ramosum distinct based on leaf nature. Wiki says the former is the cultivated form of the latter, which is always found in wild and said to be never cultivated. It need more research i think too. 
There is an illustration of A. tuberosum in FoC and i don't see any 'tuber' as such in that. As ICBN says 'the plant name need not necessarily describe the plant's character(s)...' ..so Eclipta 'prostrata' can be 'erect' also...and A. tuberosum need not possess a tuber...!
I will confirm after rechecking, but as I know there are two main categories of Allium: those with single bulbs and those in which bulbs are clustered on a rootstock. I think A. tuberosum belongs to the second category. In these species bulbs are generally very small and rootstock prominent.
This illustration from Nepal Flora does show bulbs.

Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures of Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. shot at Gyaneswor Kathmandu Nepal on 20 August 2016 at 4500 ft.

Thanks, ..., for the wonderful images. Do you have images of lower portion? 
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Superb!!!


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Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures of Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. shot at Gyaneswor Kathmandu Nepal on 20 August 2016 at 4500 ft.

Thanks, ..., for the wonderful images.
Do you have images of lower portion? 
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Ornithogalum umbellatum L. ?? : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 15 May 2018
Altitude: 4100 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

This looks like Chincherinchee (Ornithogalum thyrsoideshttp://www.theflowerbulbcompany.co.uk/shop/ornithogalum-thrysoides-chincherinchee/

I guess it is not Chincherinchee looking at the thin stem and leaves compared to Chincherinchee.
I guess it is Ornithogalum umbellatum L. which is already included in the efi !
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
I think it is different from Ornithogalum even in the family. Your plant looks like belonging to Onion family. It does look similar to Allium tuberosum, but the flowers are too few in the umbel. I have a feeling it is an Allium species.
Please see the red circles, one from my image and the other from POWO. In net images also numbers flowers are less in the umbel compared to Ornithogalum thyrsoides !

Seen in the garden during my visit in October, 2018.
Could be some Chives?

Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng. ??

Thanks for the id … Looks close.


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