Willdenowia 36 – Article36131

Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
ISSN 0511-9618
© 2006 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Bareka, P., Kamari, G. & Phitos, D.: Acis ionica (Amaryllidaceae), a new species from the Ionian area (W Greece, S Albania).
Willdenowia 36 (Special Issue): 357-366.

A new species of the recently established genus Acis, A. ionica, is described from the Ionian Islands and W Sterea Ellas in Greece and a restricted area of Albania, close to the city of Vlore. The morphological differences from its relatives are discussed and phytogeographical and karyological aspects of the group outlined. The chromosome number of the new species, 2n = 16, and its karyotype are shared with its closest relative, A. valentina from the Iberian Peninsula.

Key words:
taxonomy, Leucojum, karyology, phytogeography.

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