A New Autumn-Flowering Species of Allium (Alliaceae)from Croatia

Cristina Maria Bernardina Salmeri, Gianpietro Giusso Del Galdo, Salvatore Brullo, Sandro Bogdanović

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Abstract

Here we describe Allium telmatum Bogdanović, Brullo, Giusso & Salmeri,a new species of Allium sect. Codonoprasum from North Dalmatia (Croatia). Itschromosome number (2n=32), karyotype, leaf anatomy, ecology and taxonomicalrelationships are examined. Several features, such as phenology (flowering in autumn),occurrence in coastal salt marshes, tetraploid chromosome number, and morphology,indicate that it is most closely related to the Tyrrhenian species Allium savii. On thebasis of our herbarium survey, we present here a distribution map of the autumnfloweringspecies of Allium sect. Codonoprasum in the Mediterranean area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalFolia Geobotanica
Volume44
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science
  • Palaeontology

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