From where does A.ostrowskianum hail?

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  1. Tobin

    Tobin Active Member

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    My wife and I are wondering it is at all from the Ostrowiec-Swietokrzyski region of Poland, which just happens to be where her parents were born. I made a visit with her before we were married in about 2007.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    What does the A. represent?
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A quick search on IPNI reveals it to be Allium ostrowskianum, with most sources treating this as a synonym of Allium oreophilum. This species is native to SW Russia (Caucasus) and Turkey into central Asia, not Poland, which suggests some other origin for the name, perhaps a botanist or plant collector named Ostrowski or Ostrovsky?
     
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