Allium sulaimanicum: A new Allium species and section from Pakistan

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Title: Allium sulaimanicum: A new Allium species and section from Pakistan
Authors: Khan, Nazar
Friesen, Nikolai
Sultan, Amir
Fritsch, Reinhard M.
Khan, Tahir
Ishaq, Kamran
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Abstract: A new species, Allium sulaimanicum, is described from northern Balochistan and southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan based on morphological, molecular, and cytological studies. The new species is characterised by long runner-like cylindrical rhizomes of adult plants, cylindrical bulbs, linear leaves with minute soft hairs along veins, campanulate perigonium, and white to creamy white, ovate to elliptical, 4.5–5-mm-long acute tepals, with brownish to purplish nerves, stamens as long as to slightly longer than tepals, yellow to brick red anthers, hexagonal ovary, and white and papillate/warty along angles. The presence of long herbaceous rhizomes indicated serious isolation of the new species; hence, a new section Sulaimanicum is proposed to accommodate the new species. The new species is diploid with a chromosome number of 2n = 16. Detailed morphological description, illustrations, phylogenetic analyses based on sequences of plastid spacers (rpl32-trnL (UAG) and trnQ-rps16) and nuclear ITS, karyotype features, and a distribution map of the new species are provided.
Citations: Khan N, Friesen N, Sultan A, Fritsch RM, Khan T and Ishaq K (2022): Allium sulaimanicum: A new Allium species and section from Pakistan. Front. Plant Sci. 13:1020440.
Subject Keywords: Sulaiman range; ITS; rpl32-trnL; phylogeny; chromosome
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2022
License name: Attribution 4.0 International
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Type of publication: Einzelbeitrag in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift [Article]
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