Ancient multiheaded tulips

Arnold Trachtenberg via pbs
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:50:27 PDT
T. praestans is multi-flowered 2-4 flowers.
Native to Central Asia, Tajikistan to Pamir-Alai.

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From: ds429 <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Fri, Aug 9, 2019 4:56 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ancient multiheaded tulips

An ancestor of 'Praestans Fusilier' ?
    On Friday, August 9, 2019, 4:47:58 PM EDT, David Pilling <> wrote:  

We got an email asking for the identity of a tulip plant in a c. 1650 
Indian painting. The unusual thing is that the tulip is multi-headed, 
and the person asking the question wondered if this was real.

He thought the species was Tulipa linfolia.

The photo is below scrubbed below. Anyone like to offer an id?

David Pilling
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