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Allium cristophii

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Allium cristophii

Star of Persia
Лук Христофа
Illustration of Allium albopilosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. cristophii
Binomial name
Allium cristophii
  • Allium albopilosum C.H.Wright
  • Allium bodeanum Regel
  • Allium walteri Regel
Persian Onion

Allium cristophii, common name Persian Onion or Star of Persia;[3] (syn. Allium albopilosum) [4] is plant species native to Southwest Asia, grown as an ornamental bulbous plant in many parts of the world. It is a member of the Allioideae subfamily of the Amaryllidaceae. It grows to 60 cm (24") and is cultivated in gardens for its large showy (umbels) of silvery pink star-shaped flowers, 20–25 cm (8-10") in diameter, which appear in early summer. The flowers are followed by attractive fruiting clusters. The plant has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5][6]


  1. ^ Trautvetter, Ernst Rudolf von. 1884. Trudy Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaničeskago Sada 9(1): 268.
  2. ^ The Plant List
  3. ^ Allium cristophii at Germplasm Resources Information Network
  4. ^ Allium cristophii at Flower Growing Guides of Cornell University
  5. ^ Allium cristophii
  6. ^ Fritsch, R. M. 1999. (1419) Proposal to conserve the name Allium cristophii, preferably with the spelling A. christophii, against A. bodeanum (Liliaceae). Taxon 48(3): 577–579.

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