Allium donmezii, a new species of Allium sect. Melanocrommyum (Amaryllidaceae) from Turkey: morphological and molecular evidence

Karakuş Ş., Mutlu B.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.411, no.3, pp.194-204, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 411 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.411.3.3
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-204
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


Allium donmezii is described as a new species from east Anatolia, Turkey. The molecular marker ITS (Internal Transcribed Spacer of nuclear ribosomal DNA) confirms that the new species belongs to A. sect. Melanocrommyum. The diagnostic characters of the new species are morphologically compared with the related A. woronowii, A. serpentinicum, and A. moderense, as well as with A. rothii and A. chrysantherum. In addition, the ITS regions of A. purpureoviride and A. chrysantherum were sequenced and uploaded on GenBank for the first time.