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Allium sativum Linn., Sp. Pl. 296. 1753. Hook.f.,FI.Brit.Ind.6:337.1892; Vvedensky in Kom., F. URSS.4:244.1935.

Vern.: Lassan.

Bulb ovoid with 6-10 bulblets; scales white. Scapes c. 1 in tall, curved; spathe long-beaked. Leaves linear, flattened. Umbels with bulbils and flowers. Tepals white, lanceolate, acuminate. Filaments shorter than the tepals, inner with 2 cusps.

Type: Not designated.

Garlic is extensively cultivated. It is used in medicine and as a spice.


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