Allium cepa

Scientific name: Allium cepa L.
Synonym: Allium cepa
Botanical family: AMARYLLIDACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • cebollín


  • zechalot

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Bulbous and scaly herb; bulbs up to 10 cm in diameter, tunicated; Leaves basal, up to 40 cm in length, hollow, semi-circular or in cross-section; Scape up to 60 long; Flowers numerous, purple or almost white, grouped in large, spherical umbel, with 2 to 3 bracts; Fruit capsular.







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