Allium shahinii: A new species of A. sect. Scorodon (Amaryllidaceae) from Turkey

Ekşi G., DUMAN H.

Phytotaxa, vol.461, no.3, pp.195-203, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 461 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.461.3.6
  • Journal Name: Phytotaxa
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-203
  • Keywords: A. moschatum, A. stocksianum, A. spirophyllum, A. circumflexum, morphology, taxonomy, Turkey
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Allium shahinii, a new species of Allium sect. Scorodon, is described and illustrated from Erzincan Province, Eastern Turkey. It is a narrowly distributed geophyte growing on siliceous screes of warm exposure in mountain ranges of the nemoral and thermophilous deciduous woodland zone, showing close morphological relationships mainly with A. moschatum, A. stocksianum, A. spirophyllum, A. circumflexum but it is clearly differentiated due to perigon, outer tunic, indumentum, leaf and scape characteristics. In this study, diagnostic characters, description, taxonomic comments, photographs, distribution map, detailed illustration, the conservation status of A. shahinii and identification key are provided for A. shahinii and related taxa. According to IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, A. shahinii is assessed here as a Critically Endangered (CR) species.