Ancient multiheaded tulips

Mike Rummerfield mikerumm@gmail.com
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:44:58 PDT
Re:  multi headed tulip.

Yes, there are multi-headed tulips, but could this be someone that took
artistic license?

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 5:51 PM Arnold Trachtenberg via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:

> T. praestans is multi-flowered 2-4 flowers.
> Native to Central Asia, Tajikistan to Pamir-Alai.
>
> Arnold
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ds429 <ds429@frontier.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Sent: Fri, Aug 9, 2019 4:56 pm
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Ancient multiheaded tulips
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> An ancestor of 'Praestans Fusilier' ?
>     On Friday, August 9, 2019, 4:47:58 PM EDT, David Pilling <
> david@davidpilling.com> wrote:
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>  Hi,
>
> 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?
>
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> David Pilling
> http://www.davidpilling.com/
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