|To develop the Allium species list, I used a large number of references, as listed in the selected bibliography. Not all of these important taxonomic treatments agree with each other. Therefore an attempt has been made to quantify the relative authority of the taxonomic treatments and make some kind of subjective decision when conflicts of opinion exist. In may instances, what it comes down to is my best educated guess. The important point is I have taken a guess, committing to one school of opinion versus another, rather than sitting on the proverbial fence. My opinions are merely that; opinions, and they're not cast in stone. I welcome all comments or further discussion on this issue.|
|Kollman, Fania, 1984. Allium
treatment in Flora of Turkey and
the East Aegean Islands, (ed. Davis, P.H.), Vol. 8: 67-212.
This important treatment of Allium in Turkey and the East Agean Islands is exemplary for it's clarity, breadth of discussion, and the "global" context of allium taxonomy, e.g. cognizance of species whose native range extends far beyond the borders of Turkey. In the preamble to the 119 page treatment, there are some very useful comments regarding difficulties of Allium taxonomy, which are not only true for Turkey but they're also relevant to the genus as a whole:
The treatment has detailed drawings of the perianth segments and filaments of many species (a useful aid when trying to key out plants), along with distribution maps and collection information. The treatment of the Allium flavum complex extends the understanding of that species beyond the typical European context.
141 species described
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