Tulipa goulimyi

 

 

 

Tulipa goulimyi - Click to enlarge

Tulipa goulimyi

Tulipa goulimyi - Click to enlarge

Tulipa goulimyi

Tulipa goulimyi - Click to enlarge

Tulipa goulimyi (with Tragopogon sinuatus)

Tulipa goulimyi - Click to enlarge

Tulipa goulimyi

Tulipa goulimyi - Click to enlarge

Tulipa goulimyi

Tulipa goulimyi is found in phrygana near the sea mainly in the southern Peloponnese and on the islands of Kythira and Antikythira. The only populations in Crete are a few spots in western Crete, some threatened by tourism and construction, some by agriculture. It is listed in the Greek Red Data Book as vulnerable.

With its orange to dark red tepals it resembles Tulipa Doerfleri but the leaves are wavy (see the second image from the top) and make it easily recognizable. It flowers in late March and April.

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