The location and structure of the septal nectaries in the flowers of <i>Allium aflatunense</i> B. Fedtsch. were studied. Light and scanning electron microscopy were used for examination. It has been shown that the septal nectaries are located in the lower part of the ovary and in the gynophore on which the ovary is borne. Nectar is secreted through the single-layered epidermis surrounding three nectary slits and nectar release occurs through three openings located at the base of the gynophore, which are the outlets of the ducts connected to the nectary slits. The expanded and fused bases of the stamen filaments and the tepals participate in secondary nectar presentation. In the flowers of <i>Allium aflatunense</i>, numerous purple elements: tepals, filaments, style and pedicle, perform the role of a colour attractant. On the intensely green ovary, there occur glistening conical outgrowths of epidermal cells, which may also function as signal attractants.
Żuraw, B., Weryszko-Chmielewska, E., Laskowska, H., & Pogroszewska, E. (2013). The structure of septal nectaries and nectar presentation in the flowers of Allium aflatunense B. Fedtsch. Acta Agrobotanica, 62(2), 31–41. https://doi.org/10.5586/aa.2009.024