Tulipa eichleri/undulatifolia

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:30:28 PST
This is a favorite here, but I'm distressed to see things which suggest
that I may be using the wrong name for this. I have had several accessions
of this species during the last forty years. The plant I know by this name
has plain gray-green foliage and flowers with an easily identified shape. 

But I note that the plant shown on the wiki seems to have mottled foliage
and a different flower shape. Furthermore, the plant illustrated in Anna
Pavord's The Tulip shows a plant with robustly spotted foliage- foliage as
thickly spotted as any Tulipa greigii hybrid I've ever seen -  and a flower
which, but for that fact that it is a red tulip, looks nothing like those
of my plants.

What's the story here? 

Jim McKenney

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