Tulipa neustruevae

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'Tulipa neustruevae
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Tulipa neustruevae

Tulipa neustruevae is a bulbous herbaceous perennial of species of tulip (Tulipa) in the family of the Liliaceae. It belongs to the section biflores.

Description[edit]

The small bulb has a firm, leathery tunic. It produces two glossy green pairs of linear leaves which are up to 15 cm long and 2.4 cm wide. The second pair of leaves is normally longer and narrower.[1] The plant gets ca. 15 cm high,[2] and has between one and three bright yellow fragrant flowers without a basal blotch. They open before the stem reaches its full height. The outer tepals are olive green to brownish on the outside, the inner tepals have a thin green line in the centre. Anthers and filaments are yellow.

History[edit]

The Russian Botanist Aleksei Vvedensky mentions the plant 1935 in the Flora of the USSR as Tulipa dasystemon[3] and intended to provide a scientific description as T. paradasystemon.[4] The first description was actually provided by Eugenia Pobedimova in 1949.[5] The Locus typicus is Ferghana. Wilford suspects the plant to be a low-altitude form of Tulipa dasystemon.[6]

Habitat[edit]

The plant is found in the Western Tienshan in the Chatkal and Fergana Range, as well as in the Northern Pamir Alai.[7] It grows in lower altitudes than T. dasystemon. It flowers in mid-March [8]

Cultivation[edit]

In England, the plant is grown in rock gardens and flowers in late march or April.[9] It needs a sunny spot and should be planted ca. 10–12 cm deep. It can naturalise. The Alpine Garden Society recommends growing it in a greenhouse.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Wilford. Tulips, Species and hybrids for the gardener. Portland, Timber Press 2006, 131
  2. ^ Pavord has 20-30 cm, Anna Pavord, The tulip. Bloomsbury 1999, 320
  3. ^ Flora URSS iv. 362, 1935
  4. ^ Richard Wilford. Tulips, Species and hybrids for the gardener. Portland, Timber Press 2006, 131
  5. ^ Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Instituta Komarova Akademia Nauk S.S.S.R. 11: 62, 1949
  6. ^ Richard Wilford. Tulips, Species and hybrids for the gardener. Portland, Timber Press 2006, 132
  7. ^ Richard Wilford. Tulips, Species and hybrids for the gardener. Portland, Timber Press 2006, 131
  8. ^ Anna Pavord, The tulip. Bloomsbury 1999, 320
  9. ^ Richard Wilford. Tulips, Species and hybrids for the gardener. Portland, Timber Press 2006, 131
  10. ^ http://encyclopaedia.alpinegardensociety.net/plants/Tulipa/neustruevae

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