Allium cepa


Allium cepaCommon Name: Onion
Description
The onion (Allium cepa L., from Latin cepa ‘onion’), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.This genus also contains several other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food, such as the Japanese bunching onion (Allium fistulosum), the tree onion (A. xproliferum), and the Canada onion (Allium canadense). The name “wild onion” is applied to a number of Allium species, but A. cepa is exclusively known from cultivation. Its ancestral wild original form is not known, although . . . . .Read more

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