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Nov
2008
Allium brussalisii (Aliaceae), new species from Greece
New Species | Liliopsida

Genus Allium (Alliaceae) is represented in Greece by 85 species, 22 of them discovered in the last 25 years.

Species Allium brussalisii is very small and has a flourishing genre different from other species of autumn.

Morphological studies and description of new species are based on material Collectibles of the natural range of the cultivated but the Botanical Garden, University of Patras, Greece.

The species was discovered in the forests of Pinus halepensis, 300-600m altitude.

Brussalisii Allium species is a perennial, bulb ovoid with membranous tunics. Stem solitary, glabra, thin, erect, 30-40 cm. Frunzele, normal, glabra, subcilindrice. Unilateral shoulder, whole, or partially divided into top, persistent or rarely decide. Blossom loose, fastigiata with 10-15 flowers. Perianth campanulata, greenish-white to white, pink or purple on the edges and middle nervatiunea.

New species epithet is dedicated to Peter Brussalis, a Greek naturalist.

Source www3.interscience.wiley.com

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