Allium hoshabicum a new species of A. sect. Codonoprasum (Amaryllidaceae) from Van (Turkey)

Fırat M.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.312, no.1, pp.129-134, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 312 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.312.1.12
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-134
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A new species, Allium hoshabicum (A. sect. Codonoprasum), is described from Hosab/ Van province, Turkey. From the morphological point of view, it appears to be similar to Allium huber-morathii, but it differs in several morphological features including scape height, outer tunics shape of bulb, inner tunics colour of bulb, leaf width, umbels size or number, and gynoecium features. A comprehensive description of this species is provided, including detailed illustrations and photographs, geographical distribution, habitat and ecology, vernacular names, and IUCN conservation status.