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Northern Macedonia boasted that a type of onion unknown in the world grows in the country

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The first observations were made in August 2012

Bright colors in the range of brown and red, special characteristics and a height of up to 60 cm are the main specifics of a new type of plant, which was identified for the first time in the world at the foot of Paiko mountain in the Kukous region, the Greek agency ANA- reported specially for BTA MPA. This is another example of the richness of the flora in the region. The plant belongs to the genus Onion (Allium) and is called Allium ruikumissanum.

The announcement of the new species was made in the scientific journal “Phytotaxa” with the scientific name Allium gyumissanum Ioannidis & Tzanoud. sp. nov., the plant being included in both the Greek and international flora lists.

The first observations were made in August 2012 – the small healthy onion blooms in autumn, producing about 50-60 red-brown flowers.

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