Family of bulbous or rhizomatous plants comprising about 30 genera and 600 species. The flowers are carried in an umbel which distinguishes this family from the Amaryllidaceae. The largest genus, Allium, comprising 450 species, includes onions, leeks, chives, shallots and garlic and most members of this genus have a pungent smell when crushed.
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Description of Alliaceae
Habit and leaf form, anatomy, morphology, physiology, biochemistry, geography.
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