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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Allium karataviense
 
  
Author:  Eduard August von Regel 1875 
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Soil:  Sandy/Limestone Gravel Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20-25 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink - Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbils
Pop names:  Kara Tau Garlic, Turkistan Onion
Synonyms:  -

 

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Eduard August von Regel in 1875. It is found in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, growing in a well drained soil of sand or limestone gravel with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over pale pink to red.