Folia Geobotanica

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 83–93 | Cite as

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

  • Sandro Bogdanović
  • Salvatore Brullo
  • Gianpietro Giusso del Galdo
  • Cristina Salmeri
Article

Abstract

Here we describe Allium telmatum Bogdanović, Brullo, Giusso & Salmeri, a new species of Allium sect. Codonoprasum from North Dalmatia (Croatia). Its chromosome number (2n = 32), karyotype, leaf anatomy, ecology and taxonomical relationships 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 the basis of our herbarium survey, we present here a distribution map of the autumn-flowering species of Allium sect. Codonoprasum in the Mediterranean area.

Keywords

Allium telmatum Allium sect. Codonoprasum Dalmatia Karyology Leaf anatomy Taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Prof. Jasenka Topić (University of Zagreb) for indicating the existence of additional sites of Allium telmatum.

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© Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandro Bogdanović
    • 1
  • Salvatore Brullo
    • 2
  • Gianpietro Giusso del Galdo
    • 2
  • Cristina Salmeri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Botanical Garden, Division of Biology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Dipartimento di BotanicaUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze BotanicheUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

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