Allium efeae (Amaryllidaceae), a new species from northwest Anatolia, Turkey

Genc I., Ozhatay F. N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.38, no.5, pp.1022-1025, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1312-30
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1022-1025
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Allium efeae Ozhatay & I.Genc is described as a new species from northwest Anatolia. The distribution area of this species is restricted to Kibriscik (Bolu) and Beypazan (Ankara). It resembles Allium lycaonicum Siehe, but differs in tepal shape and color, leaf length, and filament shape. A table comparing the diagnostic morphological characters of the new species and A. lycaonicum is provided. The diagnostic morphological characters, distribution, conservation status, and color photographs of the new species as well as its chromosome number (2n = 24) are presented.