New Allium (Alliaceae) species from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan
Fritsch, Reinhard M.
published: Jun 1, 2009
Four Allium species from the mountains of Central Asia are described as new to science. Three species belong to A. subg. Melanocrommyum: A. intradarvazicum (A. sect. Regeloprason) and A. khozratense (with unclear affiliation, probably A. sect. Thaumasioprason) occur in the Tajik Darvaz mountain range, A. chychkanense (A. sect. Longibidentata) in the Kyrgyz Susamyr massif of the Western Tian-Shan mountain range. The fourth species, i.e. A. furkatii (A. subg. Reticulatobulbosa sect. Campanulata), occurs in the Uzbek part of the Chatkal mountain range. Taxonomic relationships and systematic affiliations of the new taxa are discussed, and Allium subsect. Longibidentata is raised from subsectional to sectional rank.