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Nov
2008
Allium croaticum Bogdanovic Brullo, Mitic and Salmeri sp.nov. in Croatia
New Species | Liliopsida

Allium croaticum presents a bulb ovoid 15-18 x 10-12 mm, the tunics membranous, light brown. Strain reaches 20-30 cm tall, cylindrical, glabra, erect. Leaves semi-cylindrical, glabra, glauca green, ribbed, 10-23 cm long. About 1 mm wide. Shoulder is persistent, with two unequal valves. Blossom loose, 3-3.5 cm across, 25-40 flowers, unequal pedicel 5-25 mm long. Perigon campanulata with tepale uneven, yellow-green, elliptic, rounded at the top. Stamens white filament. Anther yellow, elliptic, apiculate at the top. Ovary obovoid, green. Style white. Capsule trivalvata, obovoida, 4 x 4mm, green with reddish brown shades. Blooming period is from late June until late July.

Croaticum specific epithet is the Latin adjective for Croatia.

nk "> Allium croaticum was found on the islands of Vis (Croatia). colonize sunny places limestone at 300-500 m altitude, around the areas covered with Ostrya and Quercus ilicis belt Mesomediteraneana.

Allium croaticum is represented by small and isolated populations.

Source www3.interscience.wiley.com

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