Taxon  Report   189 
Allium diabolense  (Traub) D. McNeal
Diablo onion,  Serpentine onion
Allium diabolense
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
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Allium diabolense
© 2009 Lynn Watson
Allium diabolense
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Allium diabolense, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.

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Allium diabolense
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Allium
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   6 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Allium fimbriatum var. diabolense
TJM2: Allium diabloense
More information about  Allium diabolense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 24, 2018).

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