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  Allium cepa
 
  Family: LILIACEAE
  Citation:  Allium cepa L., Sp. Pl. 300. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1528 (1067). 1928.
  Malayalam Name(s): Bawang, Chuvannulli, Savala, Kappaulli, Ulli
  Tamil name(s): Palandu
  English name(s): Onion
  Description: Bulbs depressed-globose, to 6 cm wide; outer tunic membranous. Shoots to 75 cm. Stem hollow, inflated below. Leaves c. 10, flattened, sheathing below, to 40 x 2 cm. Spathes 3, shorter than umbel. Umbels to 7 cm wide, subtended by 2 or 3 reflexed bracts; pedicel to 4 cm. Tepals lilac or white, to 4.5 x 2.5 mm. Stamens 4-6 mm, exserted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Europe
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
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