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  Allium sativum
 
  Family: LILIACEAE
  Citation:  Allium sativum L., Sp. Pl. 296. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1528 (1067). 1928.
  Malayalam Name(s): Veluthulli
  Tamil name(s): Lasoon
  English name(s): Garlic
  Description: Bulbous herbs; aerial stems to 50 cm tall, erect, simple, herbaceous, green, glabrous, terete, mostly hollow. Bulb of many bulblets, with a papery coating and fibrous roots; bulblets flattened on one side. Leaves flat or very slightly folded, to 30 x 1 cm, glabrous, often glaucous, with a prominent midrib, sheathing. Flowers in dense capitate clusters terminating the stem, covered in a papery spathe; spathe with a long apiculate tip, splitting on one side at anthesis. Flowers greenish, whitish, or pinkish; pedicel 10-20 mm. Tepals 6, in 2 whorls, petal like, usually becoming dry and persisting. Sstamens 6, epipetalous; filaments at base fused into ring, linear, glabrous. Ovary superior, 3-lobed, 3-locular, 2 ovules per locule, crestless, style 1; stigma capitate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-July
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Europe, widely cultivated through out the world
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
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