Allium shirnakiense, sect. Melanocrommyum (Liliaceae), a new species from South-eastern Turkey

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Behçet L., Rüstemoǧlu M.

Turkish Journal of Botany, vol.36, no.5, pp.450-454, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1107-14
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-454
  • Keywords: Allium, Şirnak, Southeast Anatolia, Taxonomy, Turkey
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Allium shirnakiense L.Behçet & Rüstemoǧlu sp. nova (sect. Melanocrommyum Webb & Berth.) is described as a species new to science on the basis of material collected from Şi{dotless}rnak Province. Morphologically, it is related to A. rhetoreanum Nab., which is an species endemic to South-eastern Turkey. A diagnosis, a taxonomic description, and some illustrations are given.