Tulipa linifolia

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Tulipa linifolia
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Tulipa linifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Tulipa
Subgenus: Clusianae
Species: T. linifolia
Binomial name
Tulipa linifolia
Regel[1][2][3]
Synonyms[4]
  • Tulipa batalinii Regel
  • Tulipa maximowiczii Regel
  • Tulipa afghanica Markgr.

Tulipa linifolia the flax-leaved tulip or Bokhara tulip[5] is a species of flowering plant in the tulip genus Tulipa (Clusiana group), family Liliaceae, native to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, northern Iran and Afghanistan.[4] Growing to 20 cm (8 in) tall, it is a bulbous perennial with wavy red-margined sword-shaped leaves, and bowl-shaped red flowers in early to mid-spring. Each petal has blackish marks at the base.[6]

Taxonomy[edit]

For a general description of the taxonomic and nomenclature confusion, see Paghat's Garden,[7] especially for the relationship between T. linifolia and T. batalinii, and also Pacific Bulb Society.[8] T. linifolia is often referred to in horticulture as 'Batalinii Group'.[9] and also in some databases such as the USDA.[10]

Etymology[edit]

The Latin specific epithet linifolia means "with leaves like flax" (Linum).[11][12]

Cultivation[edit]

T. linifolia 'Bronze Charm'
T. linifolia 'Bright Gem'

Several cultivars are grown as ornamental plants in gardens, including 'Bronze Charm' as well as series such as Gem ('Bright Gem',[7] 'Red Gem'[13] and 'Salmon Gem') and Jewel ('Apricot Jewel', 'Yellow Jewel').[14] Tulipa linifolia[15] and its cultivar 'Bright Gem'[9] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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