Allium ekimianum: A new species (Amaryllidaceae) from Turkey

Ekşi G., Koyuncu M., GENÇLER ÖZKAN A. M.

PhytoKeys, vol.62, no.1, pp.83-93, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/phytokeys.62.7796
  • Journal Name: PhytoKeys
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-93
  • Keywords: Allium, section Allium, endemic species, taxonomy, Turkey
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Allium ekimianum is described here as a new species. This taxon belongs to the genus Allium section Allium and grows in Elaziĝ Province (East Anatolia, Turkey). It is a narrowly distributed species and morphologically most similar to A. asperiflorum and A. sintenisii, and A. erzincanicum but it is clearly differentiated due to the curved stem, smooth pedicel surfaces, bracteole arrangements at pedicel bases, tepal lengths and surfaces. In this study, a comprehensive description, distribution map of A. ekimianum, identification key, and detailed illustrations are provided for A. ekimianum and related taxa.