Tulipa stapfii

Tulipa stapfii Turrill is a rare tulip native to Iran. This is a beautiful dwarf tulip closely related to Tulipa uniflora. T uniflora was described by Otto Stapf (as the synonym T. stylosa) from Iranian material in 1885 and it is believed that Tulipa stapfii is an extreme form of this variable species differing in having more and also wider leaves, crowded near the base. This tulip bears solitary, dark crimson-scarlet, bowl-shaped flowers on sturdy upright stems which have several narrow pointed leaves. Photo by Ian Young.

Tulipa stapfii, Ian Young

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