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The bulb by Wietse Mellema, Pacificbulbsociety.org.

Author: Eduard August von Regel, 1875 
Family:  AMARYLLIDACEAE
Origin:  Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Soil:  Sandy/Limestone Gravel Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  20-25 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbils
Names:  Kara Tau Garlic, Turkistan Onion
Synonyms:  Allium cabulicum, Baker
Allium karataviense var. granitovii, Priszter
Allium karataviense subsp. henrikii, Ruk?ans
Allium singulifolium, Rech.f.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Eduard August von Regel in 1875. It is found in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, growing in a well drained soil of sand or limestone gravel with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over pale pink to red.

The genera name is an old Latin name for garlic. The species name means it is from Karadavi; NE Turkey.