Allium neapolitanum, Allium pallens,
Naples Garlic, False Garlic, Flowering onion,
Hebrew: שום משולש, Arabic: ثوم نابولي
|| ||Allium neapolitanum Cirillo|
|| ||Allium pallens L.|
|| ||Naples Garlic, False Garlic, Flowering onion|
|| || שום משולש |
|| || ثوم نابولي|
|| ||Amaryllidaceae, נרקיסיים|
|| ||Allioideae (formerly treated as a separate family, Alliaceae)|
|| ||Allieae (comprises a single genus, Allium)|
|| ||Allium, שום|
|| ||Triangular in cross-sectioned and it reaches a height of up to 30 centimeters|
|| ||Alternate, rosette, entire|
|| ||Umbel fastigate, with 5-30 flowers; pedicels 15-35mm|
|| ||White, perianth cup-shaped or stellate; hermaphrodite, pollinated by bees, insects|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Capsule 4-5mm (it can self-sow to the point of nuisance)|
|| || March, April|
|| ||Mediterranean maquis and forest|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Allium, onion, chive and garlic. From the classical Latin name for garlic.
neapolitanum, from Naples.
In Israel Allium species bloom from the end of the winter to the summer, and the first to flower is Allium neapolitanum (from the end of February until March on the Coastal Plain).
- The standard author abbreviation Cirillo is used to indicate Domenico Cirillo (1739 – 1799), an Italian physician.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.