Nectaroscordum Lindl.

Greek nectar – nectar, skordon – garlic.

Perennial bulbous herbs with fibrous roots. Leaves deciduous, keeled, solid, strongly garlic-smelling. Flowers bell-shaped, radially symmetrical, stalked, stalks swollen apically. Inflorescence terminal, simple, many-flowered umbel.Tepals 3+3, free, outer tepals 3-7 veined. Stamens 6. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds angular, black.

Flower stalks swollen below the flowers; outer tepals with 3-7 veins.

2-3 species from W Mediterranean Europe.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Alliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae