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Table 1 Morphological description of four Allium species in subgenus Reticulatobulbosa

From: Taxonomic assessment of Allium species from Kazakhstan based on ITS and matK markers

Species A.oreoprasoides A.oreoscordum A.inconspicuum A. barszcewskii
Section Nigrimontana Unknown Companulata Companulata
Subgenus Reticulatobulbosa Reticulatobulbosa Reticulatobulbosa Reticulatobulbosa
Traits:
 Bulb Cylindrical-conical,
0,5-1 cm
Narrow conical,
up to 1 cm wide
Oblong, ovoid-like,
0,5–1,5 cm wide
Conical, ovoid-like,
0,7–1,5 cm wide
 Tunics Reddish-brown, reticulate Brownish, reticulate Brown, reticulate Brown, reticulate
 Stem Length 20-30 cm, furrowed 25-50 cm 15-30 cm, thin 20-60 cm
 Leaves (Number; Width) Linear, flat (4–6; 2-3 mm) Linear, flat (5–7; 3-5 mm, hard, shorter than stems) Narrow-linear, filamentous, furrowed (1–2; 0,5-1 mm in width, a little shorter than stems) Narrow-linear, smooth, furrowed (1; 1-3 mm, shorter than stems)
 Spathe With pointy end (1,5–2 times shorter than umbela) Shortly-pointed (Equal to umbela) Shortly-pointed (3 times shorter than umbela) Shortly-pointed (2–3 times shorter than umbela)
 Umbela Hemispherical or spherical/multiflorous, dense Spherical / large, dense Bundle-like / non-multiflorous, loose Bundle-like hemispherical / multiflorous, dense
 Peduncle Equal to each other, 2–3 times longer than perianth Almost equal to each other, 1,5–3 times longer than perianth Almost equal to each other, shorter, equal or longer than perianth Unequal to each other, 2–3 times longer than perianth
 Bracts Present Present No No
 Perianth lobes (Length; Outter) Pale pink with purple vein (4–5 mm; Boat-shaped) Greenish-white on the back (4 mm; Boat-shaped) Pale dirty-violet, darker on the back (8–11 mm; Linear-lanceolate) Pink-violet, pink, white (7–14 mm; Lanceolate)
 Stamina filaments 0.25 times longer than perianth, fused with each other and with perianth 1,5 times longer than perianth, fused with each other and with perianth 2 times shorter than perianth, fused with each other 1,5 times shorter than perianth, fused with each other and with perianth on 1/3 – 1/2
 Style Significantly extends out of corolla Extends out of corolla Does not extend out of corolla Does not extend out of corolla